Franz Kafkalived from July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924. He was a German-speaking Bohemian short story writer and novelist.
He is regarded as one of the prominent figures in the literature of the 20th century. His works fuse different parts of fantasy and reality.
His protagonists generally come from incomprehensible socio- bureaucratic powers and face surrealistic or bizarre predicaments. His stories explore themes of absurdity, guilt, existential crisis, and alienation.
The term Kafkaesque is derived from his name, which pertains to situations that are described in his books. Some of his best-known works are- Das Schloss (The Castle), Der Process (The Trial), and “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”).
All of his works except a few letters were written in German that was later translated. Very little was published during his lifetime, and most of his works didn’t receive its well deserved public attention while he lived.
He never finished any full-length novel and burnt almost 90% of his work. However, his work was widely popular posthumously.