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Kafka, Franz Line breaks: Franz Kafka
Pronunciation: /ˈkafkə/

Definition of Kafka, Franz in English:

( 1883–1924), Czech novelist, who wrote in German. His work is characterized by its portrayal of an enigmatic and nightmarish reality where the individual is perceived as lonely, perplexed, and threatened. Notable works: The Metamorphosis (1917) and The Trial (1925).



Pronunciation: /ˌkafkəˈɛsk/
Example sentences
  • We didn't expect to find out very much but wanted to capture the surreal Kafkaesque atmosphere.
  • His world is a world of Kafkaesque dread where someone is itemising our lives, gathering news ‘for a file you'll never see.’
  • Is there a political side to that, a kind of Kafkaesque quality to living under a military state?

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