At a glance:
- Author: Franz Kafka
- First Published: 1925
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Absurdist literature, Novel
- Subjects: Justice, Prisoners, Murder or homicide, Twentieth century, Surrealism, Alienation, Trials, Law or legislation, Symbolism, Germany or German people, Paranoia, Courts or courtrooms
- Locales: Europe, Germany
The Trial was begun in July, 1914, when Kafka turned thirty-one. He had just broken off his first engagement to Felice Bauer. He had also been unable to write any literature for more than a year, and he was feeling simultaneously frustrated by this writer’s block and guilty for having been unfair to either Bauer or himself (depending on how one looked at it). Out of this inner turmoil arose The Trial, which was completed within six months.
Like all Kafka’s writing, The Trial achieves a fine balance between the real and the...
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