Overview Life andWork Education Employment LiteraryCareer WritingStyle Publications Death
Life andWork Franz Kafka, born3 July1883 in Pragueanddied 3 June1924 in Keirling one of themostinfluential German-languagenovelists theterm "Kafkaesque" has becomepart of theEnglishvernacular.
Life andwork ‘’huge, selfish, overbearingbusinessman’’described his father as Kafka'ssisterswere sent tothe ŁódźGhettoanddiedthereor in deathcamps
education Charles-FerdinandUniversity Kafka firststudiedchemistry, but switchedtolaw obtainedthedegree of Doctor of Law
employment the Assicurazioni Generali, a largeItalianinsurancecompany Worker'sAccidentInsurance Instituteforthe Kingdom of Bohemia with his closefriendsMaxBrodand FelixWeltsch Yiddishtheatre
LiteraryCareer TheMetamorphosis TheTrial The Castle Description of a Struggle Contemplation TheJudgment TheStoker TheStoker Blumfeld, an ElderlyBachelor
LiteraryCareer Kafka wroteto his friendand literaryexecutor MaxBrod ‘’DearestMax, mylastrequest: Everything I leavebehindme ... in theway of diaries, manuscripts, letters (myownandothers'), sketches, andso on, [is] to be burnedunread’’
WritingStyle useof a characteristicpeculiartothe Germanlanguage Kafka'ssentencesunexpectedimpactjustbeforethefull stop—thatbeingthefinalizingmeaningandfocus. EspeciallyTheMetamorphosis
Publications LetterstoMilena Inlate 1919, shetooknoticestory, Der Heizer (TheStoker)byKafka, andwrotetohim. Thiswasthebeginning of theircorrespondence, whichwouldcontinueuntilearly 1923.
Death He diedof tuberculosis in 1924 ‘’I couldnot read this book, the human brain is not as extremely complexas it’’ by Einstein ‘’If you hear one day the need for confessional, not a cage Kafka's grave sin of the Catholic Church would prefer’’ by Oscar Wilde