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Franz Kafka - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Franz Kafka

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Franz Kafka, author of The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka   (1883 - 1924)
 
Category:  Czech Literature
 
Born:  July 3, 1883
Prague, Czechoslovakia
 
Died:  June 3, 1924
Kierling, Germany
 
Related authors:
Jaroslav Hasek
 
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Franz Kafka - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/3/1883     The Kafkas in Prague
On this day in 1883, Franz Kafka was born in Prague. Few writers have been so closely linked to their home and city, or made so much from it, as Kafka. But for the months spent in sanitariums and a half-year with a girlfriend, and despite the psychological torture it inflicted, he lived at home with his parents all his life.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Franz Kafka: The Diaries 1910-1923
by Franz Kafka, Max Brod (Editor)
journals
 
The Metamorphosis
fiction
 
The Trial
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Franz Kafka: A Biography
by Max Brod
biography
 
Kafka's Other Trial: The Letters to Felice
by Elias Canetti
letters
 
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Kafka-Franz.com
A large annotated collection of photographs and pictures, including a number of drawings by Kafka.
Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database (New York University)
Offers synopses and commentary from a medical perspective on A Country Doctor, A Hunger Artist, In the Penal Colony, The Metamorphosis, and A Report to an Academy.

"In a psychoanalytic interpretation, The Metamorphosis prevents the imminent rebellion of the son against the father. Gregor had become strong as a result of his father's failure. He crippled his father's self-esteem and took over the father's position in the family. After the catastrophe, the same sequence takes place in reverse: son becomes weak, and father kills him."
The Castle
A small website featuring a bibliography, chronology of life events, links, and a condensed version of the webmaster's Masters degree exam on Kafka. Links to electronic texts are also provided, including Before the Law, An Imperial Message, and excerpts from The Blue Octavo Notebooks.

"Kafka was particularly interested in the use of metaphor, as he felt that metaphor was the heart of all language. ... For Kafka, metaphor was always already linked to the world of the mundane; it was not possible to reach a 'higher' state through writing because metaphor allowed only a 'carrying over' from one sphere of existence to another. No matter how creative the metaphor, writing can never go beyond itself."
The Kafka Project
A very large website offering electronic texts and literary criticism and analysis. While most of the texts and essays are in German, some articles are available in English (and other languages), including student papers on The Metamorphosis.
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