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In R J Dent’s Library – Franz Kafka

September 25, 2013

R J Dent takes a look in his library at the works of the influential Czech author – Franz Kafka.

In R J Dent’s Library – Franz Kafka

Text (c) R J Dent (2013)

Film (c) R J Dent (2013)

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Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis

February 8, 2009

Franz Kafka

 

Franz Kafka is considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important writers.

His significant works (all of which are modern classics) include:

The Trial

The Castle

Amerika

The Complete Short Stories

The Trial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trial is a novel, and it is a story of paranoid anti-bureaucracy. It was made into a film by Orson Welles. 

 

The Castle

The Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Castle is also a novel and is another story of paranoid anti-bureaucracy.

  

Amerika

Amerika

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amerika is also a novel that is a study in paranoia, but it is told in an uncharacteristically comedic style.

 

In many ways, although it is a serious novel, Amerika is also a comedy.

 

Short Stories

Short Stories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of the short stories, Metamorphosis is probably the most important. It was adapted into a powerful play by Steven Berkoff.

 

After that, The Burrow, In the Penal Colony, A Hunger Artist, Description of a Struggle, and The Great Wall of China, are all worth reading.

 

There are also many letters, several essays and two diaries that are also interesting reading.

 

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Franz Kafka is now considered to be one of the 20th century’s most important and significant writers.

 

If you haven’t read Kafka, try The Trial and Metamorphosis first, and then try any of the others.

 

 

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