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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883 – 1924) is a Jewish Czechoslovakian who wrote in German, and who ranks among the twentieth-century’s most acclaimed writers. His works evoke anxiety, alienation and uncertainty in a world that is largely unfeeling and unfamiliar. He bequeathed his main body of work to long-time friend Max Brod, asking for it to be burned unread. Brod disobeyed Kafka’s, whose work is now considered among the most original in Western literature.