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The Trial Written inbut not published until , 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


About the Author: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century He was born to a middle class German speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia presently the Czech Republic , Austria Hungary His unique body of writing much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.His stories include The Metamorphosis 1912 and In the Penal Colony 1914 , while his novels are The Trial 1925 , The Castle 1926 and Amerika 1927.Kafka s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of the French language and culture one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.Kafka first studied chemistry at the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague, but switched after two weeks to law This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that gave Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history At the university, he joined a student club, named Lese und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brod, who would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltsch, who also studied law Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on 18 June 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts.Kafka s writing attracted little attention until after his death During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless The Metamorphosis is considered a short novel Prior to his death, Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor Max Brod Dearest Max, my last request Everything I leave behind me in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters my own and others , sketches, and so on, is to be burned unread Brod overrode Kafka s wishes, believing that Kafka had given these directions to him specifically because Kafka knew he would not honor them Brod had told him as much Brod, in fact, would oversee the publication of most of Kafka s work in his possession, which soon began to attract attention and high critical regard.Max Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etc.All of Kafka s published works, except several letters he wrote in Czech to Milena Jesensk , were written in German.



10 thoughts on “The Trial

  1. says:

    Kafka is tough Kafka doesn t play and he doesn t take prisoners His in your grill message of the cruel, incomprehensibility of life and the powerlessness of the individual is unequivocal, harsh and applied with the callous dispassion of a sadist Life sucks and then you die, alone, confused and wit


  2. says:

    It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessaryNothing speaks aprofound truth than a pristine metaphor Funny, us, worming through the world ascribing meaning, logic and order to the dumb, blind forces of void It s all one can do to maintain sanity in the absurd reali


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    Has this ever happened to you You re chugging your way through a book at a decent pace, it s down to the last legs, you ve decided on the good ol four star rating, it s true that it had some really good parts but ultimately you can t say that it was particularly amazing And all of the sudden the last part slams int


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    701 Der Prozess The Trial, Franz KafkaThe Trial original German title Der Process, later Der Prozess, Der Proce and Der Proze is a novel written by Franz Kafka between 1914 and 1915 and published posthumously in 1925 One of his best known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader Heavily influenced by Dostoyevsky s Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, 701 Der Prozess The Trial, Franz KafkaThe Trial original German title Der Process, later Der Prozess, Der Proce and Der Proze is a novel written by Franz Kafka between 1914 and 1915 and published posthumously in 1925 One of his best known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader Heavily influenced by Dostoyevsky s Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Kafka even went so far as to call Dostoyevsky a blood relative Like Kafka s other novels, The Trial was never completed, although it does include a chapter which brings the story to an end 1975 1353 216 1370 342 1370 342 1387 1395 1395 314 1388 271 1393 9789649971544 1392 100 9786001221026 1389 283 9786005675016 1391 310 9786006687087 1395 504 9789648936902 1925


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    This book haunts me I can t stop thinking about it because I have questions, questions andquestions I have so many unanswered questions that I will never know the answer to, and it s slowly killing me What is the trial Is K actually guilty or is he innocent Is this novel a nightmare sequence or a paranormal encountering Why are so many chara


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    Tener un proceso significa haberlo perdido ya La obra de Kafka es compleja, inquietante y genera usualmente en el lector el mismo desconcierto que en sus personajes, quienes terminan enredados en infinitas encrucijadas y laberintos que nunca logran desvelar Durante la primer lectura de este libro, hace muchos a os, yo no hab a le do tanto a Kafka y t


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