‘It is not necessary to accept everything as true, one must only accept it as necessary’
Rediscover Kafka's classic work of psychological horror.
The Trial is the terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the insanity of twentieth-century totalitarianism has resonated with readers for generations.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY PHILLIPE SANDS
"It is the fate and perhaps the greatness of that work that it offers everything and confirms nothing"
"The Dante of the Twentieth Century"
"No other voice has borne truer witness to the dark of our times"
You already know that your favourite authors know how to wield a pen when it comes to writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, but have you ever read any of their personal writing? We’ve compiled a list of outstanding diarists and correspondents to inspire you to pick up a pen this year.