The trial

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Hesperus, 2005 - Fiction - 212 pages
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Josef K. awakes one morning to find himself arrested. The nature of his crime is not revealed to him, neither is the date of his trial. Despite his now criminal status, he is, however, granted the right to continue as normal, on the condition that he reports to court on a regular basis. And so begins Josef K's new life. But as time passes, and as nothing is resolved, his fate, like the world around him, becomes increasingly uncertain. Stifled by the helplessness of his situation, he makes a desperate bid to regain control - little knowing that this can lead only to tragedy.

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The classic depiction of modern bureaucratic hell. - LibraryThing
What an amazing writer. - LibraryThing
The ending feels so profound. - LibraryThing
Insights in self and reality can discerned as well. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Pranali - Flipkart

It is the second time. I always seem to be getting pirated copies. The paper looks low quality moreover the print is too small to read. Is it just me ? Read full review

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User Review  - Emilian Kasemi - Goodreads

Just the part where K. discusses with the priest the fable (a parable of his situation which has been published separately as a short story; "Before the Law") deserves not 5 but a hundred stars! The ... Read full review

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Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 3, 1883. He received a law degree at the University of Prague. After performing an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts, he obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, his writing is a search for personal fulfillment and understanding. He wrote very slowly and deliberately, publishing very little in his lifetime. At his death he asked a close friend to burn his remaining manuscripts, but the friend refused the request. Instead the friend arranged for publication Kafka's longer stories, which have since brought him worldwide fame and have influenced many contemporary writers. His works include The Metamorphosis, The Castle, The Trial, and Amerika. He died from starvation due tuberculosis to on June 3, 1924 at the age of 40.

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