Franz Kafka's Dark Truth 2007 (Lucas Films)
Austrian (Czech) novelist and short-story writer, whose disturbing, symbolic fiction, written in German, prefigured the oppression and despair of the late 20th century. He is considered one of the most significant figures in modern world literature; the term Kafkaesque has, in fact, come to be applied commonly to grotesque, anxiety-producing social conditions or their treatment in literature.
Kafka was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Prague (then in Austria-Hungary) on July 3, 1883. His father, a merchant, was a domineering figure whose influence pervaded his son’s work and (as Kafka perceived it) stifled his life. Letter to His Father (1919; trans. 1966) expresses his feelings of inferiority and paternal rejection.
Nevertheless, Kafka lived with his family most of his life, never marrying although engaged twice. His uneasy relationship with Felice Bauer (1887– 1960), a young German woman whom he courted between 1912 and 1917, is revealed in the series Letters to Felice.
Although he had studied law at the University of Prague, Kafka took a civil service post and wrote in his spare time. With the strain of this dual life, added to his anxiety and depression, Kafka contracted tuberculosis in 1917 and died in a sanatorium in Kierling, Austria, on June 3, 1924.
The themes of Kafka’s work are the loneliness, frustration, and oppressive guilt of an individual threatened by anonymous forces beyond his comprehension or control. In philosophy, Kafka is akin to the 19th-century Danish thinker Søren Aabye Kierkegaard and to 20th-century existentialists such as Camus. ....
In literary technique, his work has the qualities both of expressionism and of surrealism. Kafka’s lucid style, blending reality with fantasy and tinged with ironic humor, contributes to the nightmarish, claustrophobic effect of his work...
Theatre Night - Metamorphosis by Stephen Berkoff (1987) [VHSrip (XviD)]
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