The Trial

Creator

Date

1937

Identifier

Brasch PT2621 A26 P7 A25

Publisher

London: Gollancz

Abstract

Parables allow writers to address political concerns indirectly in parallel fictional worlds. In The Trial, Franz Kafka tackles injustice and bureaucratic labyrinths in his nightmarish story of a man who is arrested and brought to trial for a crime which is never revealed. Kafka’s hero cannot reach the officials responsible for his prosecution, and he is mystified by the absurd Kafkaesque proceedings. The text in this edition was translated by Edwin and Willa Muir.

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Citation

Franz Kafka, “The Trial,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed June 16, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8418.