The Trial - Franz Kafka6.80

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.

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Release date: 1925
Genres: magical realism
Tags: absurdism, translation
Original title: Der Prozeß
Average rating: 6.80/10
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Updated: January 16, 2017