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Kafka

[ kahf-kah, -kuh ]
/ ˈkɑf kɑ, -kə /
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noun

Franz [frahnts], /frɑnts/, 1883–1924, Austrian novelist and short-story writer, born in Prague.

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Kafka
/ (ˈkæfkə, Czech ˈkafka) /

noun

Franz (frants). 1883–1924, Czech novelist writing in German. In his two main novels The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926), published posthumously against his wishes, he portrays man's fear, isolation, and bewilderment in a nightmarish dehumanized world

Derived forms of Kafka

Kafkaesque (ˌkæfkəˈɛsk), adjective
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