Trial

ISBN-10: 0679409947
ISBN-13: 9780679409946
Edition: N/A
Authors: Franz Kafka
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Description: Introduction by George Steiner; Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/30/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction by George Steiner; Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir

Franz Kafka was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, of middle-class Jewish parents. He apparently suffered a great deal of psychological pain at a young age at the hands of his domineering father. He took a law degree at the German University of Prague, then obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, Kafka's 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. Kafka's stories are nightmarish tales in which a helpless central character's every move is controlled by heartless, impersonal forces. An example is his 1938 psychological thriller, "The Metamorphosis." The story centers around a salesman named Gregor, who wakes up one morning and finds he is no longer a man but a giant insect. In today's increasingly complex, technological, and bureaucratic societies, Kafka has found a growing audience of sympathetic readers who understand the feeling of powerlessness Kafka's heroes experienced.

Introduction
The Arrest
Conversation with Frau Grubach
Then Fraulein Burstner
First Interrogation
In the Empty Courtroom
The Student
The Offices
Fraulein Burstner's Friend
The Whipper
K.'s Uncle
Leni
Lawyer
Manufacturer
Painter
Block, the Tradesman
Dismissal of the Lawyer
In the Cathedral
The End
The Unfinished Chapters
On the Way to Elsa
Journey to His Mother
Prosecuting Counsel
The House
Conflict with the Assistant Manager
A Fragment
The Passages Delected by the Author
Postscripts
To the First Edition (1925)
To the Second Edition (1935)
To the Third Edition (1946)
Excerpts from Kafka's Diaries

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