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 · 638,168 ratings · 18,122 reviews · 843 distinct works · Similar authors
The Metamorphosis

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3.76 avg rating — 334,425 ratings — published 1915 — 1006 editions
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The Trial

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3.98 avg rating — 129,298 ratings — published 1925 — 724 editions
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The Metamorphosis and Other...

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3.98 avg rating — 29,716 ratings — published 1915 — 82 editions
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The Castle

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3.99 avg rating — 26,110 ratings — published 1924 — 342 editions
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The Complete Stories

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Amerika

3.72 avg rating — 14,003 ratings — published 1927 — 203 editions
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The Metamorphosis, In the P...

4.01 avg rating — 11,733 ratings — published 1915 — 13 editions
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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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“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.”
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“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”
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Polls

April 2016 Monthly Short Story Poll

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, 98 pages, 1915
 
  43 votes, 24.2%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1851
 
  34 votes, 19.1%

 
  29 votes, 16.3%

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, 96 pages, 1922
 
  24 votes, 13.5%

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
 
  14 votes, 7.9%

 
  10 votes, 5.6%

 
  7 votes, 3.9%

 
  7 votes, 3.9%

Everyday Use by Alice Walker, Title Story 16 pages, 1973
 
  6 votes, 3.4%

Reunion A single short story as found in The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever, 3 pages, 1978
 
  2 votes, 1.1%

 
  2 votes, 1.1%

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