Known for depicting alienation, frustration, and the victimization of the individual by impenetrable bureaucracies, Kafka's works have given rise to the term "Kafkaesque." This encyclopedia details Kafka's life and writings. Included are more than 800 alphabetically arranged entries on his works, characters, family members and acquaintances, themes, and other topics. Most of the entries cite works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography. Included are entries on Kafka's works, characters, themes, family members, acquaintances, and other topics, such as: Abraham Absurd Animals Bureaucracy Colonialism Death Don Quixote Sigmund Freud Guilt Irony Judaism K. Thomas Mann Nihilism And many more. Entries often cite works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography.