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Kaf·ka(käf′kə, -kä), Franz 1883-1924.
Prague-born writer who wrote in German and whose stories, such as "The Metamorphosis" (1916), and posthumously published novels, including The Trial (1925), concern troubled individuals in a nightmarishly impersonal world.
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Kafka(ˈkæfkə; Czech ˈkafka)
(Biography) Franz (frants). 1883–1924, Czech novelist writing in German. In his two main novels The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926), published posthumously against his wishes, he portrays man's fear, isolation, and bewilderment in a nightmarish dehumanized world
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Kaf•ka(ˈkɑf kɑ, -kə)
Franz, 1883–1924, Austrian novelist and short-story writer, born in Prague.
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