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MDC 102: Making of the Modern Mind II: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

Dates: 1883-1924

Nationality: Czech/Austria-Hungary

Activities:

Insurance Officer

 Factory Manager

 Novelist

Short Story Writer

 Literary Movements: 

Magic Realism

Existentialism

Modernism c.1899-1945

Literary Periods: 

Modernist

Surrealist

Twentieth Century

The first edition (1916) of The Metamorphosis featured a cover illustration by Ottomar Starke. When Kafka learned that Starke was to do an illustration, he wrote: "The insect itself must not be illustrated by a drawing. It cannot be shown at all, not even from a distance".

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