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Author: Franz Kafka
BIC Subject: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Published By: Penguin
Published: 26-Aug-2015
Format: Paperback, 208 pages,
ISBN: 9780241197790
Stock Code: 1197790
Product Description

'Somebody must have laid false information against Josef K., for he was arrested one morning without having done anything wrong'

Josef K., an ordinary bank clerk, is accused of a crime he did not commit, whose nature is never revealed to him. As he tries to defend his innocence amid a labyrinthine world of anonymous bureaucrats, stifling courtrooms and casual brutality, he becomes increasingly uncertain of his fate and spirals towards destruction. Kafka's gripping, unnerving parable about the nature of terror and the futility of human life is at once nightmarish and chillingly real.

'It offers everything and confirms nothing.' Albert Camus

'Irresistibly compelling . . . has the sheen of a wide-awake, hyper-real and terrifyingly definite experience . . . we know this courtroom, these corridors, these airless overheated spaces.' John Banville

Translated with an introduction by Idris Parry

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