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  1. Kafka is tough. Kafka doesn’t play and he doesn’t take prisoners. His "in your grill" message of the cruel, incomprehensibility of life and the powerlessness of the individual is unequivocal, harsh and applied with the callous dispassion of a sadist. Life sucks and then you die, alone, confused and without ever having the slightest conception of the great big WHY. Fun huh?Finishing The Trial I was left bewildered and emotionally distant, like my feelings were stuck looking out into the middl [...]

  2. Has this ever happened to you? You're chugging your way through a book at a decent pace, it's down to the last legs, you've decided on the good ol' four star rating, it's true that it had some really good parts but ultimately you can't say that it was particularly amazing. And all of the sudden the last part slams into your face, you're knocked sprawling on your ass by the weight of the words spiraling around your head in a merry go round of pure literary power, and you swear the book is whisper [...]

  3. It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessaryNothing speaks a more profound truth than a pristine metaphor…Funny, us, worming through the world ascribing meaning, logic and order to the dumb, blind forces of void. It’s all one can do to maintain sanity in the absurd reality of existence, but what is it worth? Are we trees in gale force winds fighting back with fists we do not possess? Is life the love of a cold, cruel former lover bating us on while o [...]

  4. Οι εσωτερικοί δαίμονες και το ανελέητο χάος μιας αιώνιας δίκης-καταδίκης. Ο Γιόζεφ Κ. (Καημένος- Κατηγορούμενος-Κάφκα) είναι ένοχος. Αυτό αποτελεί αρχικά και τελειωτικά την ιδιότητα του. Δηλώνει αθώος,αλλά κατά την εξέλιξη της ιστορίας παρασύρεται μοιρολατρικά απο την συνε [...]

  5. This book haunts me. I can’t stop thinking about it because I have questions, questions and more questions; I have so many unanswered questions that I will never know the answer to, and it’s slowly killing me!What is the trial? Is K actually guilty or is he innocent? Is this novel a nightmare sequence or a paranormal encountering? Why are so many characters never heard from again? And who is that mysterious figure at the end of the novel that witnesses K's fate? There are just so many questi [...]

  6. تخيل معي للحظة أن ماكس برود -ناشر كتب كافكا ‏قد قام بحرق جميع كتبه بناءً على وصيته‏هل كان ممكنًا لعالم القراء تخيل مكتبة كونية‏ لا تحوي خلاصة الكافاكاوية بها ؟إن طلب كافكا المجنون ببساطة يستكمل رحلته الحياتية ‏وفلسفته الخاصة كما يليق بها كروح عدمية ‏وما فعله ماكس برود – ل [...]

  7. The tortured bureaucratic world described in The Trial always strikes me as startlingly modern. I wonderedHow The Trial might have started if Kafka had been an academic writing in 2010K's latest conference paper had been rejected, and now he sat in front of his laptop and read through the referees' comments. One of them, evidently not a native speaker of English, had sent a page of well-meaning advice, though K was unsure whether he understood his recommendations. The second referee had only wri [...]

  8. "Tener un proceso significa haberlo perdido ya."La obra de Kafka es compleja, inquietante y genera usualmente en el lector el mismo desconcierto que en sus personajes, quienes terminan enredados en infinitas encrucijadas y laberintos que nunca logran desvelar. Durante la primer lectura de este libro, hace muchos años, yo no había leído tanto a Kafka y tampoco había aprendido sobre los detalles sobre su vida.De ahí el hecho de que yo escribiera en la reseña original, de pocas líneas: “El [...]

  9. "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it isn’t open."—Franz KafkaSomeone must have been telling lies about Josef K he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.This famous opening line becomes yet more intriguing as it pitches us directly into a scene whereby the first two protagonists are granted a degree of anonymity by the author, as he seeks to lure us into his philosophical daydream.K is clearly under house arrest, but his perplexing captors aren’t a [...]

  10. چند شب پیش فیلم «بزرگراه گمشده» از دیوید لینچ را دیدم. بعد از فیلم، به عادت همیشگی، فوری مرورگر اینترنت را باز کردم و سرچ کردم:Lost highway WTF?!قبل تر که فیلم «کله پاک کنی» را دیده بودم هم مشابه همین را سرچ کردم و همین طور قبل ترش که «مالهالند درایو» را دیده بودم. هر بار هم کلی نتایج خند [...]

  11. 701. Der Prozess = The Trial, Franz Kafkaمحاکمه - فرانتس کافکا (نیلوفر، فرخی، نگارستان، ماهی، نیلا، کوله پشتی، ) تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1975 میلادی عنوان: محاکمه؛ نویسنده: فرانتس کافکا؛ مترجم: حسینقلی جواهرچی؛ تهران، فرخی، 1353؛ در 216 ص؛ عنوان: محاکمه؛ نویسنده: فرانتس کافکا؛ مترجم: امیرجلال الدین ا [...]

  12. A Crazy TrainAll Aboard!No novel will likely ever approach THE TRIAL in traducing the dark "justice" of the dictatorial governments that came to power after its 1925 publication, or, conversely, giving one a special, and by all means necessary, appreciation for the criminal justice system and fundamental rights granted those in the free world. Imagine: you are charged with a crime, but no one will tell you what that crime is, who specifically (what part of government) is charging you with the cr [...]

  13. Somebody must have made a false accusation against me, for I was accused of not having read The Trial without having even raised the topic. I fixed up a brew, poked in a madeleine, and summoned up the liars of recall. I recalled my sixteen-year-old self, in his bedroom in his backwater home town, feasting on Vonnegut, Poe, and Kafka one miserable summer . . . then the liars spoke to me: “Are you merely inserting Kafka’s The Trial as a book you ought to have read during that summer of pain, w [...]

  14. On his thirtieth birthday, bank employee Josef K. is arrested for an unknown crime and prosecuted on certain Sundays by an unknown agency.Yeah, that's a pretty vague teaser but how else do you drag someone into The Trial?On the surface, The Trial is an absurd legal drama that nicely illustrates how inept bureaucracy can be. However, my little gray cells tell me that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Trial seems to be about how incomprehensible and absurd life can be at times. I don't think it's [...]

  15. WHAT IS THIS SHIT.I have read many reviews and saw that I belong to the minority who just didn’t like or get this book.Like the author, I am going to leave The Trial unfinished and surrender to the fact that, unfortunately, Franz Kafka’s writing is way too bizarre, inane and unrealistic for my tastes.The protagonist, a pretentious banker named Josef K. woke up one morning to find two strangers in his room who told him he was under arrest. The reason for his conviction is never revealed and e [...]

  16. Josef K. (just his initial is revealed), a banker in the beautiful city of Prague, now the capital of the Czech Republic, during the last days of the crumbling Austro- Hungarian Empire, before World War 1, such a man at the young age of thirty, to be in charge of a large bank's finances, yet he lives in a boarding house of Frau Grabach, why a successful person does, is a mystery. Maybe he likes the attractive women there, especially Fraulein Burstner, Josef is a bit of a wolf, then out of the sk [...]

  17. I vividly remember asking my mother at quite earlier in my years, from where do we get babies, did you buy me from god? The corners of her eyes crinkled, she was reddened deep in effort to try not to burst in her husky laughter, I remember her asking me back with her flushed face, and what do you be doing with answer? I said quite prudently and emphatically, I want to have some. I don’t know where the tail of this baby-talk ended, but I didn’t manage to have any, to this date, albeit being c [...]

  18. Kafka's Trial is one of those books that are always present in cultural sphere and referenced ad nauseum. Despite never having read Kafka before I am quite sure I used the word 'Kafkaesque' on many occasions and maintained a semi-eloquent conversation about 'The Trial'.I could've probably done without ever reading it but recently I resolved to take my literary pursuits seriously and since books seem to be the only thing in this world I truly care for I might as well take it to another level.'The [...]

  19. First, a quick summary of this horrible, horrible novel. Some jackass gets arrested, he does things you would not do, sees people you would not see and has thoughts you would not have. After that, a priest and a parable then, mercifully, the end.Now my thoughts. K. is a pompous ass with a very important job - to him. The bureaucrats are the best part of the whole story, all job description, no brains (like now!). K's uncle, lawyer and landlady are very forgettable. Fräulein Bürstner is intrigu [...]

  20. Ο Κάφκα δεν αστειεύεται. Σου βυθίζει το μαχαίρι στο κόκκαλο και παρόλα αυτά παρακολουθείς μουδιασμένος. Αφήνει στο στόμα την πικρή αίσθηση της ματαιότητας, του παραλόγου που είναι τόσο προφανές που καταλήγει αδιαπέραστο, ανίκητο. Παρουσιάζει ένα ολοκληρωτικού τύπου σύστη [...]

  21. Look at Joseph K a bank officer living in a country with a constitution. He wakes up one day with strange men in his apartment telling him he's under arrest. Why or for what offense, no one knows. The arresting officers themselves don't know and can't tell him. Even if he's under arrest, however, no one picks him up or locks him in jail. He can still go to his office, work, perform his customary daily chores, and do whatever he wants to do as he awaits his trial. But he is understandably anxious [...]

  22. Who Dared Seize Him?Ever since first reading this novel in school, I've assumed the word "Kafkaesque" described an aspect of society analogous to living under a totalitarian state.For much of this thoroughly enjoyable re-read, I persisted with this view.However, when Joseph K. is arrested with no apparent justification, he is more surprised than an inhabitant of a fascist state. He asks:"Who could these men be? What were they talking about? What authority could they represent? K. lived in a coun [...]

  23. Franz Kafka's Trial is one of the basic works of Twentieth Century literature that everyone should read. It stands the paradigm of the Whodunit on its head. We know from the first chapter that the hero K is the guilty person. We spend the rest of the novel trying to find out what on earth his crime was.The Trial asks the big questions in a startling manner. Man has created a cruel and indifferent society ruled by an absurd bureaucracy. Has God also created an absurd world?At the end of the book [...]

  24. داستانی با پس زمینه اگزیستانسیال.داستان نثر مناسبی داره و در بیان جزئیات روزمره هم خوب عمل کرده. وسواس فکری رو خوب نشون داده و در نهایت با بیان غیر مستقیم نیاز به زندگی کردنِ کاملِ زندگی، در داخل دسته بندی داستانهایی با ترس از مرگ به خاطر کامل زندگی نکردن قرار میگیره. یه داستان [...]

  25. Verdict: A tome of existentialist tripe so bleak and pointless there isn’t even a trial.There comes a point in the evolution all art; visual, literary, musical, wherein those who create it eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil and become too self aware. ‘Look at this medium,’ they proclaim. ‘We have been following rules, society imposed rules limiting what our work can be, limiting what *we* can be!’ It shines suddenly and clearly before them, conventions that were never ques [...]

  26. I have been terminated from my job here in the Middle East and is currently in the process of relocating to India. It's a somewhat nightmarish scenario, uprooting oneself after ten years; that too, unexpectedly. So I am plagued by disturbing dreams in the night where I am caught in situations without escape (forgetting luggage at the airport, searching for house in a country whose language is unknown to you, etc.). This is pretty much common for me and these dreams will disappear once I am past [...]

  27. This is a novel about guilt, although Josef K. appears not to know why he is under trial Everyone is guilty of something. If you are told that you are guilty of something untold, I am sure you know what you are guilty of, without being told Guilt, secret guilt, abyssmal guilt That's why the novel has a beginning, an end but not a middle, it carries an infinity within it, an endless wandering inside a bureaucratic labyrinth, a juridical labyrinth, the labyrinth of Kafka's and every reader's consc [...]

  28. Sometimes when book bothers me, I read more by the same auther to develope my sense of the author's style and personality. This book, however, did the opposite, after finishing it I had the same thought, "this is brillian but why does the author write such fantastical situations." I finally "get" this guys genius after I read a quote in a book I am reading now that says, "all good fiction does not necessarily depict reality as much as it uncovers truth." FINALLY, I got it. I get Kafka and can mo [...]

  29. Quintissential Kafka, apparently prompted by an unexpected interrogation in a Berlin hotel room re his intentions re Felice, conducted by her and a couple of friends. Officials of a vague and unspecified court arrest K for an unspecified crime - but he never queries the charge. An endless stream of futile investigations and obscure legal practices ensue. A metaphor for exploring the meaning (or otherwise) of life, the burden of duty, and struggling to find salvation aided by the intercessions of [...]

  30. “After all, K. lived in a state governed by law, there was universal peace, all statutes were in force; who dared assault him in his own lodgings?”The state is an ogre… The citizen is a pygmy… And an ogre can do with a pygmy whatever it wishes… But ogres prefer to eat pygmies and for appearance’s sake they use law… And to apply law there are courts and bureaucracy.“The gradations and ranks of the court are infinite, extending beyond the ken even of initiates. The proceedings in t [...]

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