During his life, Franz Kafka was a modest closed clerk, literature was his secret passion. By his own admission, he felt Flaubert, Dostoevsky and Gogol as his "blood brothers", but he bequeathed to burn his manuscripts. However, friends violated the last will of the author. Kafka's works, filled with bizarre images and paradoxical plots, were published posthumously and brought him worldwide fame. Today, Kafka is perceived as a brilliant prophet of the madness of the 20th century, and his name has become synonymous with a special type of absurdity.