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The Trial - Franz Kafka
The Trial
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Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an... show more
Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, Kafka's nightmare has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers. This new edition is based upon the work of an international team of experts who have restored the text, the sequence of chapters, and their division to create a version that is as close as possible to the way the author left it.In his brilliant translation, Breon Mitchell masterfully reproduces the distinctive poetics of Kafka's prose, revealing a novel that is as full of energy and power as it was when it was first written.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805209990 (0805209999)
Publisher: Schocken
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
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Girl Interrupted Reading
Girl Interrupted Reading rated it
4.0
The Trial is a compelling read, but also so fucking frustrating. Questions are never answered and your left scream WHY???? K wakes up to find out he is being arrested, he is never told why, he is free to go about his daily life as long as when he is summoned to the court he comes. He tries to dismis...
Hagime
Hagime rated it
4.5 "Proces" - Franz Kafka
„ - Jak wyobrażasz sobie koniec? – spytał duchowny. - Przedtem myślałem, że wszystko musi się dobrze skończyć – rzekł K. – Teraz sam w to nieraz wątpię. Nie wiem jak to się skończy (…)” To bardzo dobrze, że „Proces” jest lekturą szkolną choć mam wrażenie, że chodzi tu o podkreślenie niewątpliwego ...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0
"Like a dog." Excuse me while I have a week or two trying to come up with something to say about this beyond long winded, nightmarish, horrifically brilliant.
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 The Trial by Franz Kafka
The moon has nothing on OCD, which is a much harsher mistress. And I'm merely OCD-like in certain respects; I can't imagine the horrors of actually having the disorder. I've got a thing about completeness. Had I known that The Trial was not a novel but, significantly, an unfinished novel before I st...
Dantastic Book Reviews
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4.0 The Trial
On his thirtieth birthday, bank employee Josef K. is arrested for an unknown crime and prosecuted on certain Sundays by an unknown agency.Yeah, that's a pretty vague teaser but how else do you drag someone into The Trial?On the surface, The Trial is an absurd legal drama that nicely illustrates how ...
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