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The trial : a new translation, based on the restored text / Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Breon Mitchell.

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 (author.). Mitchell, Breon, (translator,, writer of preface.).


"Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka's death, The Trial is 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, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers"--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9780805209990
  • ISBN: 0805209999
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, [1998]
  • Distributor: New York : Distributed by Pantheon Books, [1998]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-276).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / George Steiner -- The arrest -- Conversation with Frau Grubach, then Fraulein Burstner -- First interrogation -- In the empty courtroom ; The student ; The offices -- Fraulein Burstner's friend -- The flogger -- The uncle ; Leni -- Lawyer ; Manufacturer ; Painter -- Block, the merchant ; Dismissal of the lawyer -- In the cathedral -- The end -- Fragments : B.'s friend ; Public prosecutor ; To Elsa ; Struggle with the vice-president ; The building ; Journey to his mother -- The life of Franz Kafka.
Language Note:
In English; translated from German.
Subject: Trials > Fiction.
Germany > Fiction.
Genre: Allegories.

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