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3 July 1883
3 June 1924
Novelist, short story writer, insurance officer
3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924
Franz Kafka was a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.
The Metamorphosis, The Trial, The Judgment, The Castle, Contemplation, A Hunger Artist, Letters to Felice
Kafka's works typically feature isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers. It has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity.
"Kafkaesque" got its name from Kafka's very own style. “Kafkaesque” style of writing is defined as the treatment of grotesque and anxiety-producing social conditions in literature. Kafka's style is seen by many as a surreal. His stories are strange, symbolize and show absurdity of life.
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”
“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
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