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The Trial (1925)

by Franz Kafka

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The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning forced upon Joseph K. in Franz Kafka' s "The Trial" is one of the twentieth century' s master parables, reflecting the central spiritual crises of modern life. Kafka' s method- one that has influenced, in some way, almost every writer of substance who followed him- was to render the absurd and the terrifying convincing by a scrupulous, hyperreal matter-of-factness of tone and treatment. He thereby imparted to his work a level of seriousness normally associated with civilization' s most cherished poems and religious texts. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir… (more)
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    The Stranger by Albert Camus (chrisharpe, DLSmithies)
    DLSmithies: Two protagonists on trial without really understanding what they're being accused of - it's just a question of degree.
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    The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (haraldo)
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    Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings (New Directions Paperbook, 186) by Jorge Luis Borges (johnxlibris)
  4. 121
    Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (SanctiSpiritus)
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    Biblioteket i Babel : en antologi sammanställd ur novellsamlingarna Ficciones och El Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges (YagamiLight)
  6. 50
    Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov (SCPeterson)
    SCPeterson: Nabokov's book parallels Kafka both in style and theme. According to his Forward, Nabokov had not read Kafka when he wrote this, but he grudgingly nods toward Kafka as a "kindred soul".
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    The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy (SanctiSpiritus)
  8. 40
    Kafka by David Zane Mairowitz (haraldo)
  9. 30
    The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (markusnenadovus)
  10. 30
    Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler (chrisharpe)
  11. 20
    Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman (gust)
  12. 20
    Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature by Gilles Deleuze (S_Meyerson)
  13. 10
    Arrêtez-moi là ! by Iain Levison (Babou_wk)
    Babou_wk: Chronique d'une erreur judiciaire/policière.
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    The Memorandum by Václav Havel (CGlanovsky)
    CGlanovsky: absurdist take on the workings of bureaucracy
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    Bleak House by Charles Dickens (Osbaldistone)
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    Un hombre al margen by Alexandre Postel (caflores)
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    The Investigation by Philippe Claudel (jodocus)
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    The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (markusnenadovus)
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    Herzog by Saul Bellow (SanctiSpiritus)
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Fanciful farce that foretells the injustices of a totalitarian state and its inevitable tragedy. So well imagined and written from the prospective of a fallible character charged and arrested for never revealed crime. ( )
  jmcdbooks | Nov 21, 2020 |
La prima volta che mi sono accostato a Kafka ho incontrato storie quasi paradossali. Poi, tentando di rinvenirne un filo logico, ho scoperto la storia di un uomo che, contraddistinto da natura e sentire profondamente particolari, per quanto si produca in accurate analisi, mai riesce a vedere il contesto circostante se non come un insieme di situazioni e personaggi grotteschi e incomprensibili. Ho sempre visto gli eroi di Kafka sforzarsi di far parte di quanto li circonda, ma mai sacrificando la propria individualità. Talora han vinti. Talora han perso. Ma non si sono mai arresi. ( )
  Carlomascellani73 | Oct 30, 2020 |
what ( )
  victorvila | Oct 29, 2020 |
when the original seems cliche because you've only ever experienced the cliche ( )
  ncharlt1 | Oct 11, 2020 |
As mind-numbingly interminably hyper-rational as my boyfriend when he is upset. The capacity for "analysis" of what would be unimportant if one knew anything at all (which one doesn't), deliberately designed to confuse and tire and trap. (Unlike my boyfriend,) also has touches of sadism, the way oppressors also want love from and the voluntary compliance of those they oppress. A hard slog to get through but, like Elfriede Jelinek, rewarding precisely because of the mark it leaves. Not an ordinary book, but an experience. It will be painful during, but enriching after - an experience that will never leave you. ( )
  GeorgeHunter | Sep 13, 2020 |
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Una mañana cualquiera, Josef K., joven empleado de un banco, se despierta en la pensión donde reside con la extraña visita de unos hombres que le comunican que está detenido -aunque por el momento seguirá libre-. Le informan de que se ha iniciado un proceso contra él, y le aseguran que conocerá los cargos a su debido tiempo. Así comienza una de las más memorables y enigmáticas pesadillas jamás escritas. Para el protagonista, Josef K., el proceso laberíntico en el que inesperadamente se ve inmerso supone una toma de conciencia de sí mismo, un despertar que le obliga a reflexionar sobre su propia existencia, sobre la pérdida de la inocencia y la aparición de la muerte. La lectura de El proceso produce cierto «horror vacui» pues nos sumerge en una existencia absurda, en el filo de la navaja entre la vida y la nada.
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Kafka, Franzprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Čermák, JosefTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Babuta, Subnivsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Banville, JohnIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bragg, BillIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Brod, MaxEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Butler, E. M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cober, Alan E.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Koch, Hans-GerdEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kurpershoek, TheoCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Magris, ClaudioIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Muir, EdwinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muir, WillaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nahuys, Alice vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Oldenburg, PeterCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parry, IdrisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raja, AnitaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Salter, GeorgeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.
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The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning forced upon Joseph K. in Franz Kafka' s "The Trial" is one of the twentieth century' s master parables, reflecting the central spiritual crises of modern life. Kafka' s method- one that has influenced, in some way, almost every writer of substance who followed him- was to render the absurd and the terrifying convincing by a scrupulous, hyperreal matter-of-factness of tone and treatment. He thereby imparted to his work a level of seriousness normally associated with civilization' s most cherished poems and religious texts. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

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A Josef K., un giovane impiegato di banca che conduce una tranquilla vita borghese, viene notificato di essere in arresto per una colpa misteriosa. Il giovane cerca di difendersi, ma non riesce neppure a sapere di che cosa precisamente venga accusato. Lenta ma inarrestabile, la macchina processuale invaderà a poco a poco tutta la sua esistenza finché, solo e abbandonato da tutti, Josef K. accetterà di soccombere. Scritto nel 1925, capolavoro della letteratura europea, Il processo è forse il romanzo di Kafka che meglio descrive l’angosciosa condizione dell’uomo in una società divenuta ormai troppo complessa, vissuta come un meccanismo implacabile e fine a se stesso, minacciosa e indifferente a qualsiasi autentico valore.
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