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The son of a well-to-do merchant, Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883 and died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium near Vienna in 1924. After earning a law degree in 1906, he worked most of his adult life at the Workers Accident Insurance Company for the Kingdom of Bohemia in Prague. Only a small portion of his writings were published during his lifetime; most of them, including the three unfinished novels, Amerika, The Trial, and The Castle, were published posthumously.

Breon Mitchell has received several national awards for literary translation, including the American Translators Association's German Literary Prize, the ALTA Translation Prize, and the Theodore Christian Hoepfner Award. He is a professor of Germanic studies and comparative literature at Indiana University.


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