The Trial (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780199238293

ISBN-10: 0199238294

Author: Franz Kafka

Edition: 1

Publication date:
2009
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Format:
Paperback 240 pages
 
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Acknowledged author Franz Kafka wrote The Trial (Oxford World's Classics) comprising 240 pages back in 2009. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0199238294 and 9780199238293. Since then The Trial (Oxford World's Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.


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One of the great works of the twentieth century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom. He offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. Mike Mitchell's translation captures Kafka's distinctive style. Based on the best available German text, it includes not only the main text but the chapters Kafka left incomplete. In his Introduction, Ritchie Robertson considers the many puzzles in the novel and the different interpretations to which the novel has been subjected. The book also includes a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.