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Franz Kafka
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Birth Name: Franz Kafka

Born: 3 July 1883 Died: 3 June 1924

Country of origin: Czech Republic


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About: Franz Kafka is one of the most influential fiction writers of the early 20th century; a novelist and writer of short stories whose works, only after his death, came to be regarded as one of the major achievements of 20th century literature. He was born to middle class German-speaking Jewish parents in Prague, Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic, in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The house in which he was born, on the Old Town Square next to Prague's Church of St Ni ... (more)

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3. The Trial (1995)
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1. The Trial (1962)
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2. The Castle (1997)
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4. The Trial (1993)
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5. Prevrashchenie (2002)
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2. Die Verwandlung (1975)
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3. Metamorphosis (1987)
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4. Prosessen (1962)
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"The Castle The Trial The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis bored me to death but The Castle with its meandering long passages never did. What gives?"


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Escritores leídos (150 person items)

"Novelas: "La metamorfosis" Cuentos: "El médico rural""


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"“Now at least I can look at you in peace. I don’t eat you anymore. That was the time that became a strict vegetarian,” Kafka said to Brod after seeing a fish swimming in an aquarium at the the Berlin Zoo. Behind that simple statement lies a difficult ethical question, that when we consume animal products, we in fact disavow a part of our nature. In fish, we can still recognize parts of ourselves — spines, pain receptors, endorphins (which relieve pain) and all of the familiar pain respo"


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" "The meaning of life is that it ends" - Franz Kafka "


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"“I write differently from what I speak, I speak differently from what I think, I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness.” “From a certain point onward, there is no turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”"


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"The Trial (10/10) The Metamorphosis (10/10) The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (9/10) Amerika: The Missing Person (8/10) "


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Existentialism - some titles (13 person items)

" The Metamorphosis "Was he an animal, that music could move him so? He felt as if the way to the unknown nourishment he longed for were coming to light." The Trial "It would have been so pointless to kill himself that, even if he had wanted to, the pointlessness would have made him unable.""


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"2 BOOKS The Trial The metamorphosis"


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"Há quem defenda que Franz Kafka, autor de “A metamorfose”, tenha inventado o capacete de segurança civil, quando trabalhava no Instituto de Seguros e Acidentes de Trabalho da Boêmia, apesar de não haver certeza se ele inventou mesmo o objeto ou só defendeu o seu uso generalizado."


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Letters to Dead People (64 person items)
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Authors with Mental Illnesses (23 person items)

""It is generally agreed that Kafka suffered from clinical depression and social anxiety throughout his entire life. He also suffered from migraines, insomnia, constipation, boils, and other ailments, all usually brought on by excessive stresses and strains." Source: Wikipedia "


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" "A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us." "By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired""


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"Kafkaesque adj. relating to the Czech novelist Franz Kafka (1883-1924) or his nightmarish fictional world."