Franz Kafka


Born
in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary, Czech Republic
July 03, 1883

Died
June 03, 1924

Genre

Influences


Franz Kafka 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 the French language and culture; one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.

Kafka first studied chemistry at the Charles-
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The Castle

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The Complete Stories

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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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