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The Trial: A Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

“Someone must have been slandering Joseph K, because one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was suddenly arrested.”

The Trial is a graphic adaptation of Franz Kafkas famous novel, illustrated by one of Frances leading graphic artists, Chantal Montellier. Montellier brilliantly captures both the menace and the humor of Kafkas utterly unique masterwork. This darkly humorous tale follows Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and forced to struggle against an absurd judicial process. K finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens, The Trial is as relevant today as ever.

Review:

"In Kafka's famed story, bank clerk Joseph K is arrested for a crime that didn't take place and put on a trial that never occurs. This faithful graphic novel adaptation depicts not just the comical, nightmarish and absurdist themes explored by Kafka but also his gravitation to and mistrust of women. Artist Montellier's heavy shadows cast The Trial in a dark world framed with detailed embellishments that spill out of panels, creating a dreamlike (albeit a nightmare) quality. The surreal feeling of the story, and Kafka's absurdist view of reality, make this adaptation a dense read, full of strange imagery and, overall, a bit overwhelming. Although a clear, visual rendering of the feeling kafkaesque, a new, grotesque element is added with every scene, making it difficult to digest the events of the plot. Likely good supplemental reading to Kafka's actual novel, this graphic novel may serve as a useful entry point to his writing for teachers and librarians." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781411415911
Publisher:
Sterling
Subject:
CGN006000
Translator:
Mairowitz, David Zane
Producer:
Metro Media
Illustrator:
Montellier, Chantal
Author:
Hine, David
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Author:
Hugo, Victor
Author:
Montellier, Chantal
Author:
Mairowitz, David Zane
Author:
Stafford, Mark
Author:
Metro Media
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
GRAPHIC NOVEL - Graphic Novel TRD PB
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Illustrated Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illus. throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Literary

The Trial: A Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics)
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Product details 128 pages Sterling - English 9781411415911 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Kafka's famed story, bank clerk Joseph K is arrested for a crime that didn't take place and put on a trial that never occurs. This faithful graphic novel adaptation depicts not just the comical, nightmarish and absurdist themes explored by Kafka but also his gravitation to and mistrust of women. Artist Montellier's heavy shadows cast The Trial in a dark world framed with detailed embellishments that spill out of panels, creating a dreamlike (albeit a nightmare) quality. The surreal feeling of the story, and Kafka's absurdist view of reality, make this adaptation a dense read, full of strange imagery and, overall, a bit overwhelming. Although a clear, visual rendering of the feeling kafkaesque, a new, grotesque element is added with every scene, making it difficult to digest the events of the plot. Likely good supplemental reading to Kafka's actual novel, this graphic novel may serve as a useful entry point to his writing for teachers and librarians." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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