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KAFKA, F.: Trial (The) (Unabridged)

Josef K, 30, lives in a large town in an unspecified country. He is summonsed to answer a charge and appears in the court room for his trial. Franz Kafka evokes all the reality of trial without any of the specifics in a society that seems to have degraded into chaos: squalid environment, rats, yellow liquid shooting out of a hole in the wall. Guards, claustrophobia, anxiety—this is a gripping story and an allegory of modern life. This text remains just as relevant a century after it was written. Rupert Degas reads a new translation by David Whiting.



Disc 1

  The Trial
1.   Chapter 1: Arrest; Conversation with Frau Grubach then Fraulein Burstner 00:06:30
2.   K scarcely listened to what was being said … 00:07:23
3.   He paced up and down a few times … 00:06:29
4.   When he was fully dressed … 00:07:12
5.   The people were at the window … 00:06:42
6.   K stood still, watching them … 00:07:08
7.   K looked on in silence … 00:06:50
8.   You're way off beam,' said K … 00:07:07
9.   She made a tour of the room … 00:07:08
10.   Then there was some knocking on the door … 00:05:20
11.   Chapter 2: First Hearing 00:07:14


Disc 2

  The Trial
1.   K went further down the street … 00:06:40
2.   Two men were talking just by the door … 00:06:51
3.   K broke off and looked down into the hall … 00:06:53
4.   When K broke off at this point … 00:07:13
5.   So that's it,' exclaimed K … 00:01:54
6.   Chapter 3: In the Empty Court Room; the Student; the Lawyer's Offices 00:05:47
7.   They were dog - eared old books … 00:06:01
8.   Do you know the examining magistrate …' 00:05:52
9.   After he had put aside his reservations … 00:05:47
10.   The two had already disappeared … 00:06:43
11.   Perhaps,' K continued … 00:06:09
12.   You don't believe I am accused of anything …' 00:07:19


Disc 3

  The Trial
1.   K did not reply … 00:07:13
2.   Don't you want to sit down here for a bit' 00:04:44
3.   Chapter 4: Fraulein Burstner's Female Friend 00:07:04
4.   Frau Grubach felt really quite helpless. 00:04:47
5.   You asked my friend, in writing …' 00:05:34
6.   Chapter 5: The Thrasher 00:07:56
7.   He dried his face … 00:06:53
8.   Chapter 6: The Uncle; Leni 00:06:46
9.   And what do you now have to say' 00:06:50
10.   My dear uncle,' said K … 00:06:37
11.   In one corner of the room … 00:07:19


Disc 4

  The Trial
1.   Not a word of this whole statement … 00:07:23
2.   Then a noise from the hall … 00:07:09
3.   No,' replied Leni, shaking her head slowly. 00:07:06
4.   Chapter 7: Lawyer; Industrialist; Painter 00:06:38
5.   The room the lawyers share is on the second floor …' 00:07:20
6.   Their job was not easy in other respects … 00:07:39
7.   At times like that, one has to say …' 00:05:44
8.   What did the lawyer want to achieve … 00:06:31
9.   These days shame no longer played any part … 00:06:49
10.   The deputy director … 00:06:41
11.   For no particular reason … 00:06:21


Disc 5

  The Trial
1.   K took the letter and put it in his pocket … 00:07:23
2.   He immediately rode off in a cab … 00:06:13
3.   K pointed at the door. 00:07:20
4.   The sight of the picture seemed … 00:07:20
5.   Once again a girl behind the door began to ask … 00:06:18
6.   The painter had pulled his armchair nearer to the bed … 00:04:28
7.   Mere legends do nothing to change my opinion …' 00:07:20
8.   At that stage I'm free then …' 00:07:04
9.   In saying this …' 00:04:51
10.   K had not been thinking what he was doing … 00:05:06
11.   Chapter 8: Block the Merchant; the Lawyer is Given His Notice 00:06:50
12.   Leni stood by the range … 00:05:35


Disc 6

  The Trial
1.   K turned round. 00:06:03
2.   I'll probably have to go there more often now too …' 00:06:06
3.   I'm hearing it all now, though K … 00:06:54
4.   The way you're sitting there side by side!' 00:06:32
5.   K looked at him for a long time. 00:06:04
6.   K was completely composed when the lawyer had finished … 00:07:19
7.   The man's appearance itself gave nothing away … 00:07:40
8.   From the moment the lawyer started speaking … 00:05:18
9.   Block was very pleased that she had come … 00:05:02
10.   Block glanced fleetingly at K … 00:04:52
11.   Chapter 9: In the Cathedral 00:07:26
12.   K, who otherwise was merely mechanically watching … 00:06:21


Disc 7

  The Trial
1.   K went back to the main entrance … 00:05:09
2.   Smiling, K followed the old man … 00:06:55
3.   Since everything was now out in the open … 00:06:59
4.   K waited for him down below by the steps. 00:05:05
5.   The doorkeeper deceived the man, then,' said K … 00:06:15
6.   You know the story better than I do …' 00:04:58
7.   Opinions differ as to whether the doorkeeper …' 00:05:49
8.   Chapter 10: The End 00:06:20
9.   The girl had meanwhile turned into a side street … 00:06:21

Total Playing Time: 08:20:32






Author(s):
Kafka, Franz

Reader(s):
Degas, Rupert

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA746412

Barcode: 730099046428

Physical Release: 08/2007

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