Kafka, Franz

(1883-1924)
   German novelist of Czech origin. He was born in Prague and worked in a law office and then an insurance company, pursuing his writing in his spare time. His short stories (including Metamorphosis) were published in his lifetime. At his death he instructed his friend Max Brod to burn his remaining manuscripts; but Brod succeeded in publishing three novels, The Trial, The Castle and America. Some commen-tators interpret Kafka's works as reflecting the Jew's isolation in society.

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  • KAFKA, FRANZ — (1883–1924), Czech born German novelist, whose work has had an enormous impact on western art and literature. Kafka, who was born and raised in Prague, studied law at the German University there. He worked in a law office and then for an… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kafka, Franz — born July 3, 1883, Prague, Bohemia, Austria Hungary died June 3, 1924, Kierling, near Vienna, Austria Czech writer who wrote in German. Born into a middle class Jewish family, he earned a doctorate and then worked successfully but unhappily at a… …   Universalium

  • Kafka, Franz — (1883 1924)    by John Marks   In Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature, Deleuze and Guattari seek to overturn much of the received critical wisdom on Franz Kafka s work by presenting him as a joyful and comic writer, who is positively engaged in the… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • Kafka, Franz — (1883 1924)    by John Marks   In Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature, Deleuze and Guattari seek to overturn much of the received critical wisdom on Franz Kafka s work by presenting him as a joyful and comic writer, who is positively engaged in the… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • Kafka, Franz — ► (1883 1924) Escritor checo. Sus obras reflejan la angustia del hombre inmerso en un mundo paradójicamente impenetrable. Es autor de novelas cortas, cuentos y novelas, entre las que cabe mencionar: La metamorfosis (1915), donde plantea el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Kafka, Franz — (1883–1924)    Writer. Kafka was born in Prague on 3 July 1883. The fact that he was brought up among Czechs as a German speaking Jew may have contributed to a feeling of alienation, reinforced by a domineering father and chronic ill health.… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Kafka,Franz — Kaf·ka (käfʹkə, kä), Franz. 1883 1924. Austrian writer whose stories, such as “The Metamorphosis” (1916), and novels, including The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926), concern troubled individuals in a nightmarishly impersonal world. * * * …   Universalium

  • Kafka, Franz —    см. Кафка, Франц …   Энциклопедический словарь экспрессионизма

  • Kafka — Kafka, Franz …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Franz Kafka — (um 1906) Franz Kafka (* 3. Juli 1883 in Prag, damals Österreich Ungarn; † 3. Juni 1924 in Kierling – heute Stadtteil von Klosterneuburg –, Österreich; selten auch tschechisch František Kafka) war ein deutschsprachige …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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