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 (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.


(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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Franz, 1883–1924, Austrian novelist and short-story writer, born in Prague.
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With the deconstruction of his present world Kafka in fact splashes the color of reality onto the ambience of The Trial.
El joven Franz Kafka nace en 1883 en Praga, ubicada en la periferia del Imperio austro-hungaro; fue el recipiente de culturas en que se cruzaron la historia eslava, austriaca, alemana y judia, muere en 1924 en el sanatorio Kierling junto al Viena.
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This book shows that many of Kafka's major works engage in a coherent, sustained meditation on racial blackness and in several instances metaphorically portray bodily transformation from white European into what Kafka refers to as the 'Negro'--a term he used in English.
Franz Kafka (3 July 1883-3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories who is widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.
As part of the eighth International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival and the Cyprus premiere of Gyorgy Kurtag's masterpiece Kafka Fragments on Wednesday The Matchstick Man -- an atmospheric profile affording a perceptive and illuminating glimpse into Kurtag's world -- will be screened tonight at the Shoe Factory in Nicosia.
Though artists Franz Kafka and David Cerny are polar opposites, both capture significant aspects of the spirit of Prague, then and now.
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Thus, in 1946, Joachim founded Superior Materials with his two sons-in-law, Meyer Budman and Fred Kafka, and the company continues to thrive.