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Franz Kafka

Novelist (3-Jul-1883 — 3-Jun-1924)


Robert Alter. Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka, Benjamin, and Scholem. Harvard University Press. 1991. 131pp.

Max Brod. Translated by G. H. Roberts. Franz Kafka: A Biography. New York: Schocken Books. 1947. 236pp.

Frederic V. Grumfeld. Prophets Without Honour: A Background to Freud, Kafka, Einstein and Their World. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 1979. 347pp.

Beth Hawkins. Reluctant Theologians: Franz Kafka, Paul Celan, Edmond Jabs. Fordham University Press. 2002. 265pp.

Ronald Hayman. Kafka: A Biography. Oxford University Press. 1982. 349pp.

Nicholas Murray. Kafka. London: Little, Brown & Co.. 2004.

Reiner Stach. Kafka: The Decisive Years. Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace and Company. 2005. 592pp.

George H. Szanto. Narrative Consciousness: Structure and Perception in the Fiction of Kafka, Beckett, and Robbe-Grillet. University of Texas Press. 1972. 216pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.377)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.357)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.804)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.122)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.132)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors (p.740)

  12. Authors Today and Yesterday (pp.366-68)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.545)

  14. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.564)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.269)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.37)

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