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The Best Franz Kafka Short Stories

Updated June 14, 2019 899 votes 210 voters 8.6k views40 items

List RulesUpvote 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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