- Franz Kafka (People)
"I wrote this paper by myself, last week."
"This must be a real Kafka-esque experience for you."
Remember that novella you probably had to read in high school where the main dude awoke one morning as a giant cockroach? You have German novelist Franz Kafka to thank for those weeks of therapy. This particular piece, The Metamorphosis, along with The Trial, The Castle, and others, has been confounding English majors and philosophy students for the better part of a century. Kafka's inventive and bizarre body of work has earned his surname a place in the lexicon, used to described situations that are frustratingly surreal and yet oddly commonplace. Kind of like a quadruple-pronged mystery about web-based plagiarism? Why, yes, kind of like that.
- 3.06 "Hi, Infidelity"
- Who's Who bio: Franz Kafka