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Re: [bookclub-812] Kafka: The Trial

From: Melissa
Sent on: Sunday, October 25, 2009 7:26 PM
No, thanks.

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 7:00 PM, Perkins <[address removed]> wrote:
> No thanks.
>
> Perkins C.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]]On Behalf Of
> annie Silverman
> Sent: Sunday, October 25,[masked]:00 PM
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> Subject: Re: [bookclub-812] Kafka: The Trial
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> no thank you.
> annie silverman
> On Oct 25, 2009, at 3:55 PM, Barbara lampkin wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Please RSVP me for this book club.
>
> Thanks,
> Barbara
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> [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Arlinda S.
> Sent: Sunday, October 25,[masked]:42 PM
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> Subject: [bookclub-812] Kafka: The Trial
>
> When: November 15,[masked]:00 PM
>
> Where (Note the new venue!):
> Crema Cafe
> 27 Brattle St
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> (617)[masked]
>
> Price: $2.25 per person
>
> RSVP limit: 20 "Yes" and "Maybe" RSVPs
>
>
> "Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done
> anything truly wrong, he was arrested."
>
> This is the arresting first sentence of "The Trial". What ensues is a
> terrifying psychological trip into the life of Josef K., an ordinary man who
> finds himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is
> never revealed to him. Is the novel a dystopian nightmare, a parable or
> rather an absurdist comedy? All three, perhaps? Kafkaesque, wouldn't you
> say? Indeed, such was the quality of the work of this terminally alienated
> master narrator of the subconscious that it demanded a new descriptor.
>
> The story of "The Trial"'s publication is almost as fascinating as the novel
> itself. Kafka intended it to be burned, along with the rest of his diaries
> and manuscripts, after his death in 1924. Yet his friend Max Brod pressed
> forward to prepare "The Trial" and the rest of his papers for publication.
> When the Nazis came to power, publication of Jewish writers such as Kafka
> was forbidden; Kafka's writings did not find a broad audience until after
> World War II. Ironically, although "during his lifetime he could not make a
> decent living, [Kafka] will now keep generations of intellectuals both
> gainfully employed and well-fed."*
>
> As always, you will be faced with various translation choices. I've heard
> great things about Breon Mitchell's version and look forward to hear your
> opinions on this point.
>
> Happy reading!
>
> Arlinda
>
>
> *Hannah Arendt quote
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