Franz Kafka 1883-1924
A Jew, Franz was a writer born in
Prague, which was part of Austria-Hungary at the time. He died from tuberculosis. His
three sisters were killed in Nazi concentration camps.
Regarding his writings:
in German and delightfully gloomy. Guilt, rejection by
society, and trouble with father figures are recurring issues.
Here are some of his novels:
The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika.
Franz also wrote many short stories.
At the end of his life, Franz
told his friend Max Brod to get rid of all his manuscripts
and to discontinue the publishing of the works that were already
circulated and not to publish anything of the other works he had
Franz died and Max decided Kafka's writings were
worth keeping. Thus, we have us today many smart
people interpreting Franz Kafka's writings every which way.
Here's a site for