Franz Kafka Biography


Type: Novelist

Born: 3 July 1883

Died: 3 June 1924

Born on July 3, 1883, in Prague, capital of what is now the Czech Republic, writer Franz Kafka grew up in an upper middle-class Jewish family. After studying law at the University of Prague, he worked in insurance and wrote in the evenings. In 1923, he moved to Berlin to focus on writing, but died of tuberculosis shortly after. German was his first language. In fact, despite his Czech background and Jewish roots, Kafka's identity favored German culture. His friend Max Brod published most of his work posthumously, such as "Amerika" and "The Castle".

Kafka's work went on to influence a vast range of writers, critics, artists, and philosophers during the 20th century.

  • The Trial
  • The Castle
  • The Metamorphosis
  • Amerika

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