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Where is Kafka's "The Trial" set?

This answer is primarily based on Ignace Feuerlicht, "Omissions and Contradictions in Kafka's Trial", The German Quarterly 1967, 40(3), pp. 339-350 - available here if you have Jstor access. ...
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Why is Josef K.'s last name never revealed?

This answer is primarily based on Ignace Feuerlicht, "Omissions and Contradictions in Kafka's Trial", The German Quarterly 1967, 40(3), pp. 339-350 - available here if you have Jstor access. All ...
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Why didn't Josef K. simply ignore the summons?

Kafka didn't technically finish the book, but it's worth noting that at the ending, Agents executed Josef K. This suggests that whatever agency was doing the prosecution had at least some capacity to ...
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Why didn't Josef K. simply ignore the summons?

I know this has been already answered, but this is my interpretation of why K. repeatedly went to the summons. K. is holds his reputation above all else and his fear that he may be deemed guilty and ...
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