It was The eldest of the 6 children of marriage , his two brothers died in childhood and his three sisters in concentration camps . Franz Kafka - Franz Kafka - Works: Sought out by leading avant-garde publishers, Kafka reluctantly published a few of his writings during his lifetime. Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924) was a Czech novelist and short-story writer, widely considered one of the most important literary figures of the 20th century. These publications include two sections (1909) from Beschreibung eines Kampfes (1936; Description of a Struggle) and Betrachtung (1913; Meditation), a collection of short prose pieces. Franz Kafka Biography Born in Prague in 1883, Franz Kafka is today considered the most important prose writer of the so-called Prague Circle, a loosely knit group of German-Jewish writers who contributed to the culturally fertile soil of Prague during the 1880s until after World War I. Both writers, they took part actively in a Prague writers’ group of their own creation and bounced ideas off each other. Brief biography of Franz Kafka Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 in Prague , which at that time was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a Jewish family of middle class and German-speaking. He wanted to become independent from his family, longed to break out of the oppressive circle of bachelorhood, to get married, to have a family and raise children. Franz Kafka’s family surrounded him with more than the usual care and more or less covert admiration for his singular abilities. In the end, though, Brod would betray Kafka for … Kafka perceived this concern as a stifling embrace, however. Kafka was a natural writer, though he worked as a lawyer, and his literary merit went largely unrecognized during his short lifetime. Directed by Peter Capaldi. “Collected Works (Complete Editions: The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, The Trial, ...)”, p.106, Franz Kafka 199 Copy quote I no longer know If I wish to drown myself in love, vodka or the sea.

With Richard E. Grant, Crispin Letts, Ken Stott, Elaine Collins. Franz Kafka’s best friend Max Brod was a steady fixture throughout Kafka’s short life, after they met while they were both law students. While trying to decide what Gregor Samsa wakes up as, Kafka's constantly being interrupted by knife-selling strangers, party noise, girls, fancy dress costumes, and other strange, dreamlike visions.