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List Rules Upvote the short stories written by author Franz Kafka that you think are the greatest.

The absolute best Franz Kafka short stories of all time, ranked by the votes of the community. This list has the most popular Franz Kafka short stories. Kafka, born in 1883 in Prague, is most widely known for his masterpiece short story "The Metamorphosis" ("Die Verwandlung"). Kafka's work often focuses on themes of alienation and brutality. What are the best short stories ever written by Franz Kafka?
 
This list features the absolute best Franz Kafka short stories. The titles are listed based on the community's votes and include "The Metamorphosis," "In The Penal Colony," and "Description of a Struggle." Cast your votes below for the best short stories Franz Kafka wrote, and see how he ranks among the best novelists of all time.

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The Metamorphosis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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A Hunger Artist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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In the Penal Colony is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Judgement is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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A Country Doctor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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A Report To an Academy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Before the Law is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Village Schoolmaster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Great Wall of China is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Hunter Gracchus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Burrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories
The Burrow 1931

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The Cell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories
The Cell 1912

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Description of a Struggle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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A Little Woman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Investigations of a Dog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Shamefaced Lanky and Impure in... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Cares of a Family Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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An Old Manuscript is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Vulture is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories
Prometheus 1931

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Wedding Preparations in the Co... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Refusal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Silence of the Sirens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The City Coat of Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Advocates is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories
Advocates 1936

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A Common Confusion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Up in the Gallery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

Orphaned At 10, Caravaggio Became One of Italy's Most Famous Artists - But His Art Got Him Killed ...

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The New Advocate is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories
The Bridge 1931

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A Dream is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories
A Dream 1915

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The Hunger Strike is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Helmsman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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A Visit to a Mine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Truth About Sancho Panza is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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My Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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A Fratricide is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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The Next Village is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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First Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

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Eleven Sons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories