Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, and is regarded as one of the most influential authors of the
Franz Kafka (Photo credit: Christiaan Tonnis)
20th century. His works, such as “Die Verwandlung” (“The Metamorphosis”), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle), are filled with themes and archetypes of alienation, brutality, parent–child conflict, and mystical transformations. Kafka was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Prague, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He trained as a lawyer and worked for an insurance company, writing in his spare time – he complained all his life about his lack of time to write. Kafka wrote hundreds of letters to family and close female friends, including his fiancée Felice Bauer. Only a few of Kafka’s stories appeared during his lifetime in story collections and literary magazines. His novels and other unfinished works were published posthumously, mostly by his friend Max Brod, who ignored his wish to have the manuscripts destroyed. Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre are among the writers influenced by Kafka’s work; the term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe surreal situations like those in his writing.
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My Personal View:
Just really enjoyed reading this and wanted to post it to inspire others in their writing! When first l start a blog l was not a writer and as my life had been filled full of woe, l could not express my feelings about certain, situations.
I worked in so many jobs and writing was just a way to pass the time, but God had other ideas and through a world of pain l was able to find a way to express myself! So much so that all that feeling walled up in my heart, came pouring out onto paper! The problem was l could not share it with anyone all l could do was share other people’s writing and scribblings! After a few years of reading all across the web l was able to share a little, and it made me feel better! Then l could relate and feel for other people and release the pain in my heart and life onto paper. Some people send me comments just saying you’re a great writer and marvellous post, but their comment is related to sites that sell shoes, clothes or other products!
These people were just like me and they are all searching for what they want to say, but are so scared, as l was to tell people, just in case they look foolish! But just be yourself, and say how you feel, and use my blog’s if this will help, as l will not judge your writings, as l know how you feel!
So if you have time leave a comment and please share your thoughts an feelings about writing, as people think it looks so easy, but for me it took time to flow!
The words that now come to mind, are “The light was amongst us and we comprehended it not” well l was in the dark and one day God switched the light on in my heart.
Thank You .