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The Trial is a novel written by Franz Kafka between 1914 and 1915 and published posthumously in 1925. The story of Josef K., a man arrested and prosecuted, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader, leading to an intentionally abrupt execution.
It is horrifying uncertainty, anxiety and powerlessness put into words. “Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done anything truly wrong, he was arrested.
” Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary. His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature