Continental European Novel Group

The Continental European Novel Group shall begin with classics from several countries dating back to the mid-19th century.  Following several classics we shall migrate into the 20thcentury, and then proceed country by country.  As the group grows and develops, the choices and purposes shall be to focus on major characters, plots, themes and assessment of the relevance for today’s reading audience.  The book for August discussion will be The Trial by Franz Kafka (Oxford University Press, $13.95). The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Trial (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Mike Mitchell (Translator), Ritchie Robertson (Editor)
ISBN: 9780199238293
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2009