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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning forced upon Joseph K. in Franz Kafka's The Trial is one of the twentieth century's master parables, reflecting the central spiritual crises of modern life. Kafka's method-one that has influenced, in some way, almost every writer of substance who followed him-was to render the absurd and the terrifying convincing by a scrupulous, hyperreal matter-of-factness of tone and treatment. He thereby imparted to his work a level of seriousness normally associated with civilization's most cherished poems and religious texts. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir
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auth_author2 Guidall, George., Mitchell, Breon
author Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
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display_description One of the great works of the twentieth century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom. He offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. Mike Mitchell's translation captures Kafka's distinctive style. Based on the best available German text, it includes not only the main text but the chapters Kafka left incomplete. In his Introduction, Ritchie Robertson considers the many puzzles in the novel and the different interpretations to which the novel has been subjected. The book also includes a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life. - Publisher.
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subject_facet Allegories, Allegories. -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Trials -- Fiction, Trials -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display The trial
title_full The trial / Franz Kafka ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir ; revised, and with additional material translated by E.M. Butler ; with excerpts from Kafka's diaries ; drawings by Franz Kafka, The trial [classic] / Franz Kafka, The trial [sound recording] / Franz Kafka ; translated by Breon Mitchell
title_short The trial
topic_facet Audiobooks (CD), Trials