The Trial

Author: Franz Kafka
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  • : $14.99(AUD)
  • : 9780099428640
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
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  • : September 2005
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 24.95
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  • : Franz Kafka
  • : Vintage Classics Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Description

The terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the mad agendas of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes.

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'It is the fate and perhaps the greatness of that work that it offers everything and confirms nothing' Albert Camus 20050121

Reviews

"Kafka's 'legalese' is alchemically fused with a prose of great verve and intense readability."
--James Rolleston, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, Duke University
"Breon Mitchell's translation is an accomplishment of the highest order that will honor Kafka far into the twenty-first century."
--Walter Abish, author of How German Is It

Author description

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born into a Jewish family in Prague. In 1906 he received a doctorate in jurisprudence, and for many years he worked a tedious job as a civil service lawyer investigating claims at the state Worker's Accident Insurance Institute. He never married, and published only a few slim volumes of stories during his lifetime. Meditation, a collection of sketches, appeared in 1912; The Stoker: A Fragment in 1913; The Metamorphosis in 1915; The Judgement in 1916; In the Penal Colony in 1919; and A Country Doctor in 1920. The great novels were not published until after his death from tuberculosis: America, The Trial, and The Castle.