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This is a bibliography of works by Franz Kafka.

Contents

Fiction

Novels

English title Original German title Translations available Notes Cover first edition
The Trial Der Process (1925) Willa and Edwin Muir (1935);
Idris Parry (1994);
Breon Mitchell (1999);
David Wyllie (2003);
Richard Stokes (2005);
John Williams; (2008)
Mike Mitchell (2009)
Includes the parable
Before the Law
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The Castle Das Schloss (1926) Willa and Edwin Muir (1930);
Mark Harman (1998);
J. A. Underwood (2000);
Anthea Bell (2009)
published in two versions –
Max Brod's 1926 edition and
a "definitive edition" in 1951
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Amerika
or The Man Who Disappeared;
Amerika: The Missing Person
Amerika or Der Verschollene (1927) Willa and Edwin Muir (1938);
Michael Hofmann (2004);
Mark Harman (2008)
Includes the short story
"The Stoker" as first chapter
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Short stories

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The longer stories
English title Original German title Collected in:
Shamefaced Lanky and Impure in Heart Der Unredliche in seinem Herzen Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors
Description of a Struggle
includes two dialogues originally published separately:
Conversation with the Supplicant
Conversation with the Drunk
Beschreibung eines Kampfes

Gespräch mit dem Beter
Gespräch mit dem Betrunkenen
Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories;
Both dialogues originally published in Hyperion (Munich, 1909);
a different version of Conversation with the Supplicant
appears in The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
Wedding Preparations in the Country Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande The Complete Stories,
Dearest Father. Stories and Other Writings
The Judgment Das Urteil The Complete Stories,
The Sons,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Metamorphosis Die Verwandlung The Complete Stories,
The Sons,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Stoker Der Heizer The Sons;
first chapter of Amerika
In the Penal Colony In der Strafkolonie The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Village Schoolmaster (The Giant Mole) Der Dorfschullehrer
or Der Riesenmaulwurf
The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor Blumfeld, ein älterer Junggeselle Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
The Warden of the Tomb (short play) Der Gruftwächter Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
A Country Doctor Ein Landarzt The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Hunter Gracchus Der Jäger Gracchus The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
A Report to an Academy Ein Bericht für eine Akademie The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Refusal Die Abweisung Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes
A Hunger Artist Ein Hungerkünstler The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
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Investigations of a Dog Forschungen eines Hundes The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
A Little Woman Eine kleine Frau The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Burrow Der Bau The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
Josephine the Singer,
or The Mouse Folk
Josefine, die Sängerin oder Das Volk der Mäuse The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces

300x300px|thumb|First Edition of Betrachtung (Contemplation) (1912)

Contemplation (Betrachtung),
included in The Complete Stories and
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
English title German title
Children on a Country Road Kinder auf der Landstraße
The Trees Die Bäume
Clothes Kleider
Excursion into the Mountains Der Ausflug ins Gebirge
Rejection Die Abweisung
The Street Window Das Gassenfenster
The Tradesman Der Kaufmann
Absent-minded Window-gazing Zerstreutes Hinausschaun
The Way Home Der Nachhauseweg
Passers-by Die Vorüberlaufenden
On the Tram Der Fahrgast
Reflections for Gentlemen-Jockeys Zum Nachdenken für Herrenreiter
The Wish to be a Red Indian Wunsch, Indianer zu werden
Unhappiness Unglücklichsein
Bachelor's Ill Luck Das Unglück des Junggesellen
Unmasking a Confidence Trickster Entlarvung eines Bauernfängers
The Sudden Walk Der plötzliche Spaziergang
Resolutions Entschlüsse
Shorter stories and parables
English title Original German title Included in:
A Dream Ein Traum The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
Up in the Gallery Auf der Galerie The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
A Fratricide Der Mord / Ein Brudermord The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Next Village Das nächste Dorf The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
A Visit to a Mine Ein Besuch im Bergwerk The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
Jackals and Arabs Schakale und Araber The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Bridge Die Brücke The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
The Bucket Rider Der Kübelreiter The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces,
The Great Wall of China
The New Advocate Der neue Advokat The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
An Old Manuscript Ein altes Blatt The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Knock at the Manor Gate Der Schlag ans Hoftor The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
Eleven Sons Elf Söhne The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
My Neighbor Der Nachbar The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
A Crossbreed Eine Kreuzung The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
The Cares of a Family Man Die Sorge des Hausvaters The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
A Common Confusion Eine alltägliche Verwirrung The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
The Truth about Sancho Panza Die Wahrheit über Sancho Pansa The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
The Silence of the Sirens Das Schweigen der Sirenen The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
Prometheus Prometheus The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
The City Coat of Arms Das Stadtwappen The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
Poseidon Poseidon Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes
Fellowship Gemeinschaft Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
At Night Nachts Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
The Problem of Our Laws Zur Frage der Gesetze The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
The Conscription of Troops Die Truppenaushebung Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
The Test Die Prüfung Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes
The Vulture Der Geier Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes
The Helmsman Der Steuermann Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
The Top Der Kreisel Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
A Little Fable Kleine Fabel The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
Home-Coming Heimkehr Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
First Sorrow Erstes Leid The Complete Stories,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The Departure Der Aufbruch Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
Advocates Fürsprecher Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
The Married Couple Das Ehepaar The Complete Stories,
The Great Wall of China
Give It Up! Gibs auf Description of a Struggle,
The Complete Stories
On Parables Von den Gleichnissen The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Great Wall of China
Before the Law Vor dem Gesetz The Complete stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces;
part of The Trial
A Message from the Emperor Eine kaiserliche Botschaft The Complete Stories,
Parables and Paradoxes,
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces;
part of "The Great Wall of China"
Peking and the Emperor Der Kaiser von Peking Parables and Paradoxes
The Great Wall
and the Tower of Babel
Die Chinesische Mauer
und der Turmbau von Babel
Parables and Paradoxes
Paradise Das Paradies Parables and Paradoxes
The Tower of Babel Der Turm zu Babel Parables and Paradoxes
The Pit of Babel Der Schacht von Babel Parables and Paradoxes
Abraham Abraham Parables and Paradoxes
Mount Sinai Der Berg Sinai Parables and Paradoxes
The Building of the Temple Der Tempelbau Parables and Paradoxes
The Animal in the Synagogue Das Tier in der Synagoge Parables and Paradoxes
The Watchman Der Wächter Parables and Paradoxes
The Coming of the Messiah Das Kommen des Messias Parables and Paradoxes
The Sirens Die Sirenen Parables and Paradoxes
Leopards in the Temple Leoparden in Tempel Parables and Paradoxes
Alexander the Great Alexander der Grosse Parables and Paradoxes
Diogenes Diogenes Parables and Paradoxes
The Building of a City Der Bau einer Stadt Parables and Paradoxes
The Imperial Colonel Der Kaiserliche Oberst Parables and Paradoxes
The Emperor Der Kaiser Parables and Paradoxes
In the Caravansary In der Karawanserei Parables and Paradoxes
The Cell Die Zelle Parables and Paradoxes
The Invention of the Devil Die Erfindung des Teufels Parables and Paradoxes
The Savages Die Wilden Parables and Paradoxes
The Green Dragon Der Grüne Drache Parables and Paradoxes
The Tiger Der Tiger Parables and Paradoxes
Couriers Kuriere Parables and Paradoxes
A Chinese Puzzle Ein Geduldspiel Parables and Paradoxes
Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe Parables and Paradoxes
The Spring Die Quelle Parables and Paradoxes
The Hunger Strike Die Unersättlichsten Parables and Paradoxes
My Destination Das Ziel Parables and Paradoxes

Non-fiction

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Diaries and notebooks

Title Original German title Translators Notes
Diaries 1910–1923 Tagebücher 1910–1923 1910–1913 Joseph Kresh
1914–1923 Martin Greenberg
Originally published in two volumes
The Blue Octavo Notebooks Ernst Kaiser and
Eithne Wilkins
included in
Dearest Father. Stories and Other Writings

Letters

Title Original German title Translators Notes
Letter to His Father Brief an den Vater Ernst Kaiser and
Eithne Wilkins
Included in The Sons and
Dearest Father. Stories and Other Writings
Letters to Felice Briefe an Felice und andere
Korrespondenz aus der Verlobungszeit
James Stern and
Elisabeth Duckworth
Includes Kafka's letters to Grete Bloch
Letters to Milena Briefe an Milena Philip Boehm Includes Milena's letters to Max Brod,
four essays by her and an obituary for Kafka
Letters to Ottla Briefe an Ottla und die Familie Richard and Clara Winston Includes letters to Kafka's parents, sister Ottla, postcards, and drawings
Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors Briefe 1902-1924 Richard and Clara Winston Includes a selection from the slips
of paper Kafka used to communicate
in the last few weeks of his life
when he was advised not to speak

Essays

Title Original German title Notes Included in:
The Aeroplanes At Brescia Die Aeroplane in Brescia Report on the air show at Brescia The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
The First Long Train Journey Die erste lange Eisenbahnfahrt Written by Kafka and Max Brod The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
Review of Hyperion Eine entschlafene Zeitschrift Review of the literary magazine The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
Review of A Novel about Youth Ein Roman der Jugend Review of Felix Sternheim's
Die Geschichte des jungen Oswald
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces
On Kleist's "Anecdotes" Über Kleist's Anekdoten Review of a collection of Heinrich Kleist's anecdotes The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces

Work-related writings

Title Year Included in:
The Scope of Compulsory Insurance
for the Building trades
1908 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Speech on the Occasion of the Inauguration
of the Institute's New Director
1909 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Fixed-Rate Insurance Premiums for
Small Farms Using Machinery
1909 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Inclusion of Private Automobile "Firms"
in the Compulsory Insurance Program
1909 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Appeal against Risk Classification
of Christian Geipel & Sohn,
Mechanical Weaving Mill in Asch
1910 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Measures for Preventing Accidents
from Wood-Planing Machines
1910 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
On the Examination of Firms
by Trade Inspectors
1911 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Workmen's Insurance and Employers:
Two Articles in the Tetschen Bodenbacher Zeitung
1911 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Petition of the Toy Producers' Association
in Katharinaberg, Erzgebirge
1912 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Risk Classification Appeal by Norbert Hochsieder,
Boarding House Owner in Marienbad
1912 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Letters to the Workmen's Accident
Insurance Institute in Prague
1912-15 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Criminal Charge against Josef Renelt for
the Illegal Withholding of Insurance Fees
1913 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Second International Congress on
Accident Prevention and First Aid in Vienna
1913 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Accident Prevention in Quarries 1914 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Jubilee Report: Twenty-Five Years of the
Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute
1914 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
Risk Classification and Accident
Prevention in Wartime
1915 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
A Public Psychiatric Hospital
for German-Bohemia
1916 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
"Help Disabled Veterans! An Urgent
Appeal to the Public"
1916/1917 Franz Kafka: The Office Writings

Collections

Schocken editions

Title Year Translators Notes
The Great Wall of China. Stories and Reflections 1946 Willa and Edwin Muir
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1948 Willa and Edwin Muir
Dearest Father. Stories and Other Writings 1954 Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins
Description of a Struggle 1958 Tania and James Stern
Parables and Paradoxes 1961 Clement Greenberg; Richard and Clara Winston;
Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins;
Willa and Edwin Muir; Tania and James Stern
Bilingual edition
The Complete Stories 1971 Willa and Edwin Muir;
Tania and James Stern
Reprinted in 1995
with a foreword by John Updike
I Am a Memory Come Alive 1974 Martin Greenberg and Hannah Arendt;
Joseph Kresh; Gerald Onn;
Willa and Edwin Muir; Tania and James Stern;
Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins
Autobiographical writings selected
from diaries, letters, and aphorisms
The Sons 1989 Willa and Edwin Muir Translations revised and updated
by Arthur Wensinger
The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony,
and Other Stories
1995 Willa and Edwin Muir Includes all the stories
published in Kafka's lifetime
The Zürau Aphorisms 2006 Michael Hofmann; Geoffrey Brock

Other editions

Title Year Publisher Translators Notes
The Basic Kafka 1979 Pocket Books Willa and Edwin Muir
Tania and James Stern
Richard and Clara Winston
A selection from Kafka's
short stories, diaries, and letters.
The Penguin Complete
Novels of Franz Kafka
1983 Penguin Books Willa and Edwin Muir Includes The Trial,
The Castle, and Amerika;
republished by Vintage in 1999
Metamorphosis and Other Stories 2007 Penguin Classics Collection of Kafka's works
Franz Kafka: The Office Writings 2008 Princeton University Press Eric Patton; Ruth Hein A selection of Kafka's professional writings
Kafka's Greatest Stories 2010 Vook Enhanced with video providing historical background on Kafka's life and influences.)
Essential Kafka: Rendezvous with Otherness 2011 Authorhouse Enhanced with video providing historical background on Kafka's life and influences.)

Collaborations

English title Original German title Written with: Notes
Richard and Samuel Richard und Samuel Max Brod Intended to be a novel; only the first chapter was completed.<ref>The Kafka Project – Erstes Kapitel des Buches "Richard und Samuel" von Max Brod und Franz Kafka Template:De icon</ref>

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