Il processo

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Introduzione di Giancarlo De Cataldo
Traduzione di Giuseppe Landolfi Petrone e Maria Martorelli
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A Josef K., un giovane impiegato di banca che conduce una tranquilla vita borghese, viene notificato di essere in arresto per una colpa misteriosa. Il giovane cerca di difendersi, ma non riesce neppure a sapere di che cosa precisamente venga accusato. Lenta ma inarrestabile, la macchina processuale invaderà a poco a poco tutta la sua esistenza finché, solo e abbandonato da tutti, Josef K. accetterà di soccombere. Pubblicato nel 1925, variamente e discordemente interpretato dalla critica, Il processo è forse il romanzo di Kafka che meglio descrive l’angosciosa condizione dell’uomo in una società divenuta ormai troppo complessa, vissuta come un meccanismo implacabile e fine a se stesso, indifferente a qualsiasi autentico valore.

«Qualcuno doveva aver diffamato Josef K. perché, senza che avesse fatto nulla di male, una mattina venne arrestato.»

Franz Kafka

il più celebre interprete della complessità del vissuto umano e delle angosce che turbano la nostra epoca, nacque a Praga nel 1883. Figlio di un agiato negoziante, gretto e autoritario, con cui visse sempre in conflitto, trascorse un’esistenza apparentemente monotona e priva di grandi avvenimenti. Poco dopo la laurea s’impiegò in un ente pubblico, dove rimase fino a due anni prima della sua prematura scomparsa, avvenuta nel 1924 a causa della tubercolosi. Scrisse tre romanzi, America, Il processo e Il Castello, un gran numero di bellissimi racconti, tutti pubblicati dalla Newton Compton nella collana e nel volume unico Tutti romanzi, i racconti, pensieri e aforismi.
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'Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K. for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.' A successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see? Kafka's unfinished novel 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. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom; he offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. This new edition includes the fragmentary chapters that were omitted from the main text, in a translation that is both natural and exact, and an introduction that illuminates the novel and its author. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Newton Compton Editori
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Sep 27, 2010
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192
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9788854124097
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Italian
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