Trial

ISBN-10: 1411415914
ISBN-13: 9781411415911
Edition: 2008
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Description: A graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka7;s famous novel illustrated by Chantal Montellier, one of France7;s leading graphic artists.The Trialis the darkly humorous tale of Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and who struggles  More...

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

A graphic adaptation of Franz Kafka7;s famous novel illustrated by Chantal Montellier, one of France7;s leading graphic artists.The Trialis the darkly humorous tale of Joseph K, who is arrested one morning for unexplained reasons and who struggles against a bewildering and absurd judicial process. K finds himself thrown from one disorientating encounter to the next as he becomes increasingly desperate to prove his innocence in the face of unknown charges. In its stark portrayal of an authoritarian bureaucracy trampling over the lives of its estranged citizens,The Trialis as relevant today as it has ever been. Chantal Montellier brilliantly captures both the menace and the humor of Kafka7;s utterly unique masterwork.

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.

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