[ US /ˈkɑfkə/ ]
  1. Czech novelist who wrote in German about a nightmarish world of isolated and troubled individuals (1883-1924)
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How To Use Kafka In A Sentence

  • This is the premise of Franz Kafka's short novel The Metamorphosis .
  • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
  • Working there was like being trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare.
  • As a narrative idea, Roth's latest brain wave is down there with the one animating The Breast (1972) — perhaps even lower, because at least the Breast had Kafka's cockroach for a predecessor. Fatherland
  • In doing so, it reflects the manner in which Kafka himself has gradually become indistinguishable from the obscure fascination at the heart of his writings.
  • It is completely irresponsible to mislabel Kafka — who dedicated most of his entire life to writing fiction as only a writer and never ever once declared himself as a philosopher in any of his writings — as an existentialist based on his fiction, most of which was published against his wishes after he passed away. Kafka
  • Kafka learned Kleist’s lesson about the anxiety created by intricate hypotaxis and the suspense of waiting for the verb to drop like the headsman’s ax at the end of a long and harrowing sentence. The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories
  • This article also compares LuXun with Kafka through the angle of Expressionism.
  • I understand the argument that Kafka's writing and his place in the history of existentialism helped to pave the way for absurdism in theatre, but absurdist plays work best when they make us laugh.
  • Then brush the outside of the bread with melted, unsalted butter and place the sandwich in the skillet, Kafka directs.
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