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Originally Posted by Lozinger
"Although an excellent novel, The Trial by Franz Kafka has nothing to do with the outcome of communism."

Agreed. Pre-Communism but you might agree that his faceless struggle in the larger machine resonates throughout, and is somewhat symbolic of this era.

From my reading Kafka was not particularly bothered about politics. His struggle was against what the later existentialists would call the "absurdity" of being; his alienation was psychic and internal, as opposed to political and external.
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