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"Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested." From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies theand#160;term ""Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapment and#8212; based on an undisclosed charge and#8212; in a maze of nonsensical rules and bureaucratic roadblocks.

Written in 1914 and published posthumously in 1925, Kafka's engrossing parable about the human condition plunges an isolated individual into an impersonal, illogical system. Josef K.'s ordeals raise provocative, ever-relevant issues related to the role of government and the nature of justice. This inexpensive edition of one of the 20th century's most important novels features an acclaimed translation by David Wyllie.and#160;

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From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies theand#160;term "Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapmentand#160;in a bureaucratic maze,and#160;based on an undisclosed charge.

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From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies the term "Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapment — based on an undisclosed charge — in a maze of bureaucratic roadblocks. This is the least expensive edition available of one of the 20th century's most important novels.

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melissarochell, October 14, 2013 (view all comments by melissarochell)
The Trial reveals how we are the ultimate creators of our realities. Both consciously and unconsciously, our deemed realities are based off of delusions and phantasy. "Reality" is that which we choose to perceive. There's a tendency to blame tangible, external occurrences for our condition when, in truth, the crimes and punishments reside within ourselves. We are the prosecutors, the judges, the jury, the criminals, the victims, etc.

This is a vivid portrayal of the agonizing sufferings one experiences when all they strive for is to get away from the terror that surrounds them, only to realize that this terror 'is' them. Protagonist and antagonist become one in a battle of self-conflicts.
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summer_bowden, December 27, 2010 (view all comments by summer_bowden)
This book has echoes of Orwell's 1984, so if you liked that then you'll love this noevl. The novels plot is centred around a man who is arrested out of the blue, under house arrest and imprisoned and is not told what crime he has committed- which is meant to be both a warning and a message about the influence and increasing power of the governments and corporations on peoples lives, where mass culture has left people disconnected and alienated.This book is definately a must-read, it's intresting with it's darkly funny moments and its increasingly relevant to todays society where the governement and rich have free reign to do what they want. Overall 5 stars.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486470610
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Wyllie, David
Author:
Wyllie, David
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Alternative History
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
14-UP

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From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies theand#160;term "Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapmentand#160;in a bureaucratic maze,and#160;based on an undisclosed charge.
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From its gripping first sentence onward, this novel exemplifies the term "Kafkaesque." Its darkly humorous narrative recounts a bank clerk's entrapment — based on an undisclosed charge — in a maze of bureaucratic roadblocks. This is the least expensive edition available of one of the 20th century's most important novels.
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