FRANZ KAFKA was born on July 03, 1883 to a middle-class
German-speaking Jewish family in Prague. He was one of the major fiction
writers of the 20th century. His unique body of writing—much of which
is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered
to be among the most influential in Western literature. Kafka's writing
attracted little attention until after his death. During his lifetime,
he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his
novels except The Metamorphosis.
All of Kafka's published works, except several letters which he wrote in Czech to Milena Jesensk, were written in German.