About The Author

Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883- June 3, 1924) was the oldest of six children, who were born to middle class, German speaking parents. Of Jewish descent, Kafka was born and raised in Prague. His father was a successful business man, and also a very authoritative parent. Franz hated the treatment he got from his father, but that hatred never converted into self-loathing. Franz was a hard working student and his parent’s had high aspirations for him. To them, obtaining a good education was the surest way for Franz to join the elite class and become a success. Franz was highly educated, worldly, and fluent in multiple languages, in addition to his native tongue –German. As an adult, Franz enjoyed a career in the insurance business. Although he obtained a degree in law, he took up jobs that allowed him the greatest time flexibility, so that he could devote as much time possible to his writing. In 1912, Franz was diagnosed with tuberculosis, which over time got progressively worse. Some years later, Franz moved back to Prague and lived in a sanatorium where he died of starvation in 1924, a month shy of his 41st birthday. Many of Kafka’s works were published posthumously. He has been called one of the best writers of the 20th century and thanks for various translations, readers around the world are able to enjoy his works.

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