Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka

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born
in Prague, Austria-Hungary
July 03, 1883

died
June 03, 1924

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influences


About this author

Franz Kafka (German pronunciation: [ˈfʀants ˈkafka]) was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary. His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.

His stories include The Metamorphosis (1912) and In the Penal Colony (1914), while his novels are The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926) and Amerika (1927).

Kafka's first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech. Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of French language and culture; one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.

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The Metamorphosis
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 253,196 ratings — published 1915 — 720 editions
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The Trial
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 100,982 ratings — published 1925 — 578 editions
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The Metamorphosis and Other...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 19,723 ratings — published 1912 — 131 editions
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The Castle
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 19,698 ratings — published 1926 — 272 editions
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The Complete Stories
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The Metamorphosis, in the P...
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Amerika
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 11,062 ratings — published 1927 — 162 editions
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In the Penal Colony
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 6,728 ratings — published 1919 — 7 editions
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A Hunger Artist
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 5,704 ratings — published 1922
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Letter to His Father
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 4,857 ratings — published 1919 — 120 editions
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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
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“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
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