Franz Kafka, author of “Metamorphosis”, a vegetarian writer in 1890
This year, 137 years since the birth of Franz Kafka, author of “Metamorphosis” and maybe the most famous Czech writer. Maybe people know a little about his job, but few people know about the curiosities of his life. For example, do you know that Kafka in 1890 became vegetarian?
HIS HORRIBLE RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER MARKED KAFKA’S BOOKS… TO SUCH POINT OF WRITE ONE IN A NIGHT
Always considered a closed and introverted person, Kafka had bad self esteem due to his relationship with his father. His father was a typical man of that time that wanted his male children to marrying and making money. But, instead, Kafka was a creative boy who loved to read and write stories. This fact was totally intolerable to his father, so he mistreated his son all his childhood. It’s true that Kafka paid attention to his father… apparently. At nights, he passed his time write, his real passion. But, due to his bad self esteem and his childhood traumas, he had pression himself so much that he worked all night. Sleep was overrated… In fact, “The Sentence” was written… in only one night!
HE BECAME FAMOUS AFTER HIS DEAD… DUE TO HIS BEST FRIEND’S TREASON!
Kafka, very ill with tuberculosis, made his best friend Mad Brod swear that he would burn his works and that they will be never known… but Brod didn’t comply with his last desire… and thank goodness not!
BEING VEGETARIAN IN 1890
This story is too curious: The writer, already adult, on a visit of the city aquarium, he felt very sorry with the fish and in that moment he decided to never ever eat animals… and no sooner said than done.
METAMORPHOSIS…. COCKROACH OR BEETLE?
Do you know that Kafka had always wanted to keep the secret about the type of animal in his most famous book? Instead people always believe this is a cockroach, actually it is a mystery… and he kept the secret forever and ever!