- Franz [frahnts] /frɑnts/, 1883–1924, Austrian novelist and short-story writer, born in Prague.
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Melville may be the most famous example, but Kafka, Kate Chopin, and many others followed a similar trajectory.The Birth of the Novel
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The great Mann disappointed her; instead of Kafka and Tolstoy, he wanted to know what she thought of Hemingway.Still Desperately Seeking Susan Sontag
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The defendants watched from within a steel-mesh cage in what often seemed a grim scene from Kafka or the theater of the absurd.Al Jazeera Journalists Are On Trial in Egypt for Doing Their Jobs
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I knew about him a little before I went to graduate school, and there I really immersed myself in his stories, and in Kafka.How I Write: Manuel Gonzales
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Magnitsky again testified, with a result right out of Kafka.Fraud and the City: Russia’s Manhattan Money Laundering
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"Ah—she told me that you hated her," said Kafka, turning his dark eyes to his companion.
If she could not have what she longed for, she cared as little what became of her as she cared for Kafka's own fate.
"The nightingale was singing on that night," continued Kafka.
He examined Kafka closely and came to the conclusion that he was really asleep.
Unorna knelt down and let her hand rest a few seconds on Kafka's brow.
- 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