Synopsis by Alice Day
The Modern World series looks at the works of ten of the greatest writers of the 20th century, with commentary from scholars and excerpts dramatized by actors from Great Britain's National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. In Modern World - Ten Great Writers: Franz Kafka, the eccentric writer is profiled, and his book The Trial is scrutinized. His works were characterized by feelings of alienation and disturbing situations, and foretold the climate of uncertainty prevalent in modern times. Though his work is hugely popular, Kafka requested that all his writings be destroyed upon his death.
literature, writer, literary-criticism, writing, career-retrospective