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


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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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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 259,018 ratings — published 1915 — 742 editions
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The Trial
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The Castle
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The Complete Stories
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Amerika
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In the Penal Colony
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 6,931 ratings — published 1919 — 79 editions
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A Hunger Artist
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Letter to His Father
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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
Franz Kafka

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
Franz Kafka

“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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