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What makes something "Kafkaesque"?

Credit: Last known photograph of Czech writer Franz Kafka; via Wikipedia

Franz Kafka

If you had the chance to read one of Franz Kafka's books, it's very unlikely to ever forget them. They are so distinctive, full of surreal imagery, a nightmarish bureaucracy, and dreamlike situations that they stick to one's mind forever. Maybe because of that, Kafka became one of the most prominent writers of the 20th century although he hasn't received any recognition during his short life. There is even this term "Kafkaesque", which describes a situation or a literature style that resembles his stories. But what does this word mean? Here you can enjoy a short video on the topic.


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