The Basic Kafka Summary
Franz Kafkaappears in Various
Franz Kafka is the author of the writings included in the book, "The Basic Kafka." He was born in 1883 and grew up in Prague, then part of Austria-Hungary, with his middle-class, Jewish family. He was the son of Hermann and Julie Kafka, and the brother of Valli, Elli and Ottla Kafka. He died at age 40 in 1924 of tuberculosis. Kafka was a very influential writer and contributed much to Western literature. He never married, but was engaged twice to Felice Bauer, but their relationship ended before he contracted tuberculosis in 1917. The collection of Kafka's work included in "The Basic Kafka" ranges from short stories, to very brief parables or thoughts, to letters to his friends and family members. Through the letters, we get a clear idea of Kafka's relationship with those around him and his personal feelings and views. For example, it is clear in...
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Franz Kafka Biographies (4)
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One of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, Franz Kafka penned novels and short stories that portray the bewildered alienation of modern society. His characters frequently find thems...
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Franz Kafka is one of the founders of modern literature. His claim to greatness includes his service in completely collapsing the aesthetic distance that had traditionally separated the writer from th...
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Biography EssayFranz Kafka is one of the founders of modern literature. His claim to greatness includes his service in completely collapsing the aesthetic distance that had traditionally separated the...