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The Trial

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Description

The Trial (original German title: Der Process, [1] later Der Prozess, Der Proceß and Der Prozeß) is a novel written by Franz Kafka in 1914 and 1915 but not published until 1925. One of Kafka's best-known works, it tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor the reader.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 04, 2008 – In Kafka’s famed story, bank clerk Joseph K is arrested for a crime that didn’t take place and put on a trial that never occurs. This faithful graphic novel adaptation depicts not just the comical, nightmarish and absurdist themes explored by Kafka but also his gravitation to and mistrust of women. Artist Montellier’s heavy shadows cast The Trial in a dark world framed with detailed embellishments that spill out of panels, creating a dreamlike (albeit a nightmare) quality. The surreal feeling of the story, and Kafka’s absurdist view of reality, make this adaptation a dense read, full of strange imagery and, overall, a bit overwhelming. Although a clear, visual rendering of the feeling kafkaesque, a new, grotesque element is added with every scene, making it difficult to digest the events of the plot. Likely good supplemental reading to Kafka’s actual novel, this graphic novel may serve as a useful entry point to his writing for teachers and librarians.

Customer Reviews

The trial

This book just grows on you. Kafka meanders a lot and each chapter is like an episode. But last two chapters are just too powerful.

Poor

I did not enjoy this book. It makes little to no sense, and the story line is not interesting. A boring read..

Down with irony

The first review is either by a "professor" or a millennial hipster, or both.

The Trial
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
  • Published: Jan 01, 1925
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 345 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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