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Famous People In Literature

Franz Kafka (#105)

Franz Kafka lacked confidence and published few of his literary works. However, less than a year after Kafka died, his friend Max Brod broke the writer’s last will that demanded that his manuscripts be destroyed and published everything, including his most private and secret works. Kafka’s books have subsequently been translated into many languages and become films. [7 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Their titles include novelist, playwright, poet and essayist. But they are also known as social activist, pacifist, reformer, human rights activist and humorist. Famous People in Literature examines literary giants who left a legacy of works that remain required reading in the classroom. Their writings were often a vivid depiction of everyday life and attitudes of the era. Each program in the series explores the most historic developments, significant contributions, important benchmarks and major turning points during these incredible lives.

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