Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka


Born
in Prague, Austria-Hungary
July 03, 1883

Died
June 03, 1924

Genre

Influences


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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Average rating: 3.87 · 683,624 ratings · 19,721 reviews · 798 distinct works · Similar authors
The Metamorphosis

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The Trial

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3.98 avg rating — 139,251 ratings — published 1915 — 6 editions
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The Metamorphosis and Other...

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3.98 avg rating — 32,357 ratings — published 1915 — 193 editions
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The Castle

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3.98 avg rating — 27,966 ratings — published 1926 — 12 editions
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The Complete Stories

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Amerika

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The Metamorphosis, In the P...

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In the Penal Colony

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A Hunger Artist

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Letter to His Father

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