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The secret bureaucrat

Franz Kafka is one of those authors whose name has become an adjective, as in Shakespearean or Faulknerian or this dictionary entry: Kafka-esque — adj., referring to the nightmarish, surreal, illogical quality Franz Kafka evoked in works like The Metamorphosis, The Castle, and The Trial.

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