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The trial : a new translation, based on the restored text
Title:
The trial : a new translation, based on the restored text
ISBN:
9780805241655
Physical Description:
xxvi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
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.
Abstract:
"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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Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Schocken Books, [1998]