Written byFranz Kafka Max Brod Willa Muir Edwin Muir
About "The Trial"
Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is 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, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.
- German Literature
- 20th Century
- Czech Literature
- Literary Fiction
- Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize Nominee for Breon Mitchell (1999)