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Written in 1914, The Trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: 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, Kafka's nightmare has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.

But until this edition, English-speaking readers have been able to read Kafka's masterpiece only in a translation of the 1925 German edition that was edited by Kafka's friend and literary executor, Max Brod, from an unfinished manuscript. Both Brod's edition and its 1937 translation by Willa and Edwin Muir have long been considered flawed.

This new edition is based upon the widely acclaimed work of an international team of experts who have restored the text, the sequence of chapters, and their division to create a version that is as close as possible to the way the author left it.

In his brilliant translation, Breon Mitchell masterfully reproduces the distinctive rhythms and wordplays of Kafka's prose, revealing a novel that is as full of energy and power as it was when it was first written.

Review:

"Breon Mitchell's translation is an accomplishment of the highest order that will honor Kafka far into the twenty-first century." Walter Abish, author of How German Is It

Review:

"Kafka's 'legalese' is alchemically fused with a prose of great verve and intense readability." James Rolleston, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, Duke University

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The terrifying story of Joseph K., a respectable bank functionary, who is suddenly arrested and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge about which he can get no information.

About the Author

Breon Mitchell has received the ATA German Literary Prize, among other translation awards. He is a professor of Germanic studies and comparative literature at Indiana University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210408
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Translator:
Muir, Willa
Introduction by:
Steiner, George
Introduction:
Steiner, George
Author:
Steiner, George
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Trials -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Definitive ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 6757
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.7 in 0.625 lb

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Product details 312 pages Schocken Books - English 9780805210408 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Breon Mitchell's translation is an accomplishment of the highest order that will honor Kafka far into the twenty-first century."
"Review" by , "Kafka's 'legalese' is alchemically fused with a prose of great verve and intense readability."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , The terrifying story of Joseph K., a respectable bank functionary, who is suddenly arrested and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge about which he can get no information.
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