, 1883-1924. Famous for his quasi-existentialist
and surreal novel
s and stories dealing with alienation
in modern society
. Many of his most famous works were posthumous
ed after Max Brod
, his best friend, failed to respect his dying wish
Best remembered as skewering bureaucracy in his oeuvre "The Trial" as well as his shorter stories The Metamorphosis, A Hunger Artist, In the Penal Colony and the humourous Amerika.