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The Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Schocken Books
Publication date September 1, 1998
Pages 266
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805241655
ISBN-10 0805241655
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $24.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

But until this edition, English-speaking readers have been able to read Kafka's masterpiece only in a translation of the 1925 German edition that was edited by Kafka's friend and literary executor, Max Brod, from an unfinished manuscript. Both Brod's edition and its 1937 translation by Willa and Edwin Muir have long been considered flawed.

This new edition is based upon the widely acclaimed work of an international team of experts who have restored the text, the sequence of chapters, and their division to create a version that is as close as possible to the way the author left it.

In his brilliant translation, Breon Mitchell masterfully reproduces the distinctive rhythms and wordplays of Kafka's prose, revealing a novel that is as full of energy and power as it was when it was first written.

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Hardcover
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1 edition from Schocken Books (September 1, 1998)
9780805241655 | details & prices | 266 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
Paperback
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from Schocken Books (June 1, 1999); titled "Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text"
9780805209990 | details & prices | 276 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009); titled "Trial: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text"
9781439571170 | details & prices | 276 pages | List price $22.00
About: The Trial - Franz Kafka The Trial is a novel written by Franz Kafka from 1914 to 1915 and published in 1925.

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