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by Franz Kafka

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The Trial by Franz Kafka Overview

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 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.

Franz Kafka

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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 Metamorpho

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Original Title Der Prozeß ISBN 0099428644 (ISBN13: 9780099428640 ) Edition Language English Characters Josef K, Fräulein Elsa, Fräulein Bürstner, Karl K., Herr Huld...more , Rudi Block, Frau Grubach, Leni, Titorelli, Franz, Willem, Albert K., Erna K....less Literary Awards Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize Nominee for Breon Mitchell (1999) (960)