Philosophy Index

Franz Kafka

Novelist Franz Kafka (1883–1924) came from a middle-class Jewish family in Prague. He lived with his parents for most of his life, despite his hyper-sensitivity to noise.

Kafka's works are known for his blunt style and absurd situations, particularly in The Metamorphosis.


A number of Franz Kafka's early works were lost or destroyed. Others, still, went unfinished by Kafka.

  • The Castle
  • A Country Doctor
  • A Hunger Artist
  • In the Penal Colony
  • The Judgement
  • The Metamorphosis (Read Online)
  • The Stroker (or The Man who Disappeared)
  • The Trial


Name: Franz Kafka
Born: July 3, 1883, Prague
Died: June 3, 1924
Degree: Doctor of Law (Prague, 1906)