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A LIST OF THE MAJOR WORKS OF FRANZ KAFKA, IN THE ORDER THEY WERE WRITTEN:

 

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1909:  "Gespräch mit dem Beter" ("Conversation with the Supplicant")

 

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1909:  "Aeroplan in Brescia" ("The Areoplanes at Brescia")

 

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1913:  "Das Urteil" ("The Judgement"): is about a rebellious son who is condemned to suicide by his father; Kafka considered this piece his "breakthrough"

 

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1915:  "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"): a man named Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a giagantic beetle-like creature; one of Kafka's most famous works

 

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1919:  "Ein Landarzt" ("The Country Doctor"): in this story, a country doctor gets a medical call and flees the rape of his servant girl. He discovers a boy with worms crawling in a hip flesh wound and the villagers superstitions force the doctor to get in bed with the ill boy

 

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1919:  "In der Stafkolonie" ("In the Penal Colony"): a story of a the  operators and victims of a torture machine that writes on prisoners with needles

 

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1924:  "Ein Hungerkünstler" ("The Hunger Artist"): four stories centering on a hunger artist(a "professional faster"),  his techniques, his great feats, and the alienation caused by his career

 

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1925:  "Der Prozeß" ("The Trial"): deals with a bank clerk who is arrested on false charges and his search in vain for the source of this absurd charges

 

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1926:  "Das Schloß" ("The Castle"): describes the relentless but futile efforts of the main character, a land surveyor, to gain recognition from the mysterious authorities ruling (from their castle) the village, his search for a position in society and answers to why he was called to this village

 

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1927:  "Amerika" (America): portrays the struggle of a young immigrant living in America with his uncle to gain a foothold in an alien, incomprehensible country

 

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1931: "Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer" ("The Great Wall of China"): a discussion of the building of the Great Wall of China, the attitudes of those in charge, and who it aims to protect against

 

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1936:  "Beschreibung eines Kampfes" ("Description of a Struggle"): the main character in this story attends a dinner party at which he meets a man, who tells him a bizarre story of a supplicant