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 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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9780805208481
9781449881344
9780199238293
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auth_author2 Guidall, George., Mitchell, Breon., Mitchell, Mike (Translator)
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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series Oxford world's classics, Recorded Books classics library
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subject_facet Allegories, Downloadable audio books, Psychological fiction, Trials -- Fiction
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 ; translated by Mike Mitchell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson, The trial [eAudio] / Franz Kafka ; translated by Breon Mitchell
title_short The trial
topic_facet Trials