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Before the Law (1916) [Short Story]
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A man wishes to be admitted before the Law, but the doorkeeper stands in his way.

Written in 1914; originally published in the almanac Vom jüngsten Tag in 1916. Later included as a parable in The Trial.

Original title: Vor dem Gesetz
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Country Doctor, the (1919) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Trial, the (1925) [Novel]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Book of Fantasy, the (1940) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Edgar Allan Poe , Rudyard Kipling , Ambrose Bierce , Ray Bradbury , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Franz Kafka , James Joyce , Mary Shelley , Leo Tolstoy , Edith Wharton , Oscar Wilde , William Butler Yeats , Voltaire , Lord Dunsany , Arthur Machen , Olaf Stapledon , J. G. Ballard , Julio Cortázar , Jorge Luis Borges , G. K. Chesterton , Thomas Carlyle , Guy de Maupassant , Francois Rabelais , Evelyn Waugh , Petronius Arbiter , Saki , B. Traven , W. W. Jacobs , Barry Perowne , Thomas Bailey Aldrich , Edward Lucas White , Ryunosuke Akutagawa , Walter de la Mare , Max Beerbohm , I. A. Ireland , May Sinclair , Jean Cocteau , Juan Manuel , Silvina Ocampo , Léon Bloy , Giovanni Papini , Adolfo Bioy Casares , Leonid Andreyev , John Aubrey , Tor Ĺge Bringsvaerd , Delia Ingenieros , Ah'med Ech Chiruani , Martin Buber , Arturo Cancela , Pilar de Lusarreta , Chuang Tzu , Santiago Dabove , Alexandra David-Neel , Macedonio Fernández , James George Frazer , Elena Garro , Herbert A. Giles , Leopoldo Lugones , Edwin Morgan , H. A. Murena , Niu Chiao , Carlos Peralta , Manuel Peyrou , P'u Sung Ling , W. W. Skeat , Emanuel Swedenborg , Juan Rudolfo Wilcock , Richard Wilhelm , G. Willoughby-Meade , Ts'ao Hsueh-Ch'in , Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam , Wu Ch'Eng En , José Zorrilla
     Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces, the (1948) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Imperial Messages (1976) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , Fyodor Dostoevsky , Franz Kafka , Pär Lagerkvist , Samuel Yosef Agnon , Isaac Bashevis Singer , Elias Canetti , Elie Wiesel , Gabriel García Márquez , Paul Bowles , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , Isak Dinesen , Nikolai Gogol , Duane Ackerson , Jerzy Kosinski , Isaac Babel , George MacDonald , Bertolt Brecht , Hans Christian Andersen , Günter Kunert , Christoph Meckel , Heinrich von Kleist , Marguerite Yourcenar , Kobo Abe , Hans Carl Artmann , Wolfgang Hildesheimer , Jakov Lind , Tommaso Landolfi , Marie Luise Kaschnitz , Marco Denevi , Reinhard Lettau , Russell Edson , Enrique Anderson Imbert , Martin Buber , Juan José Arreola , Antonin Artaud , Pierre Bettencourt , Marvin Cohen , Kirby Congdon , Bob Dylan , Lawrence Fixel , Gust Gils , Lars Gyllensten , Cecil Helman , Zbigniew Herbert , Edmond Jabčs , Eugene Jolas , Daniil Kharms , Rachel Kubie , R. Yehoshua Lovaine , Milos Macourek , W. S. Merwin , Henri Michaux , Barton Midwood , Mohammed Mrabet , Slawomir Mrozek , Multatuli , Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav , Paul van Ostaijen , I.L. Peretz , Isaac Rosenfeld , Jerome Rothenberg , Andreas Schroeder , Howard Schwartz , Miguel Serrano , David Slabotsky , Robert Thompson , Roland Topor , Krishna Baldev Vaid , Britton Wilkie , Charles Schwartz (ii)
     Basic Kafka, the (1979) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Fiction of the Absurd (1980) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , Albert Camus , Samuel Beckett , Voltaire , Joseph Heller , Vladimir Nabokov , Nikolai Gogol , Ingeborg Bachmann , Eugčne Ionesco , Tommaso Landolfi , Flann O'Brien , Daniil Kharms , Witold Gombrowicz , Juan Carlos Onetti
     Little Book of Horrors, the (1992) [Anthology]
      Authors: Charles Dickens , Ambrose Bierce , Roald Dahl , F. Scott Fitzgerald , Franz Kafka , Mark Twain , William Butler Yeats , Joe R. Lansdale , Raymond Chandler , Stephen Gallagher , Robert Bloch , Richard Matheson , Ed Bryant , Martin Gardner , Fredric Brown , Robert T. Kurosaka , Dannie Plachta , Kingsley Amis , Jeffry Scott , Richard Christian Matheson , Jessica Amanda Salmonson , Richard Middleton , Tommaso Landolfi , Jean Cocteau , Lafcadio Hearn , John Lennon , Edward Gorey , William Plomer , Ornella Volta , James Malcolm Rymer , Gina Haldane , W.R. Hodder , Aubrey Davidson , Alistair Sampson , Edward Lauterbach , Priscilla Marron , M.A. Lyon , Liao Chai , Alphonse Allais , Gerald Atkins , K.C. Mann , Gloria Orlick , Arthur L. Samuels , Derek Pell
     Dedalus Book of Austrian Fantasy 1890-2000, the (2003) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , Rainer Maria Rilke , Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Arthur Schnitzler , Franz Werfel , Ilse Aichinger , Hans Carl Artmann , Jakov Lind , Gustav Meyrink , Franz Blei , Paul Busson , Fritz von Herzmanovsky-Orlando , Karl Hans Strobl , Paul Leppin , Leo Perutz , Max Brod , Franz Theodor Csokor , George Saiko , Hermann Ungar , Jeannie Ebner , Rudolf Bayr , Anton Fuchs , Marlen Haushofer , Florian Kalbeck , Erich Fried , Gerhard Amanshauser , Hannelore Valencak , Peter von Tramin , Peter Marginter , Peter Daniel Wolfkind , Barbara Frischmuth , Marianne Gruber , Gert Friedrich (G.F.) Jonke , Michael Köhlmeier , Martin Auer , Barbara Neuwirth , Günther Kaip

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