Franz Kafka
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"Franz Kafka"; ; in Czech he was sometimes called "František Kafka" (); English pronunciation: (Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary: [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kafka "Kafka"]).}} (Jewish name: ?????, "Anschel"; 3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German language/German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential 20th century in literature/authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "" ("The Metamorphosis"), (The Trial), and (The Castle), are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and psychological brutality, parent–child conflict, characters on a terrifying quest, labyrinths of bureaucracy, and mystical transformations.

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