Author: Franz Kafka
The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning forced upon Joseph K. in Franz Kafkaâ€™s The Trial is one of the twentieth centuryâ€™s master parables, reflecting the central spiritual crises of modern life. Kafkaâ€™s methodâ€“one that has influenced, in some way, almost every writer of substance who followed himâ€“was to render the absurd and the terrifying convincing by a scrupulous, hyper-real matter-of-factness of tone and treatment. He thereby imparted to his work a level of seriousness normally associated with civilizationâ€™s most cherished poems and religious texts.
Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir.
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