Franz Kafka suffered from social anxiety and depression, as do I. Kafka’s reluctance to publish his work probably stemmed from his social anxiety and the thought of publishing my two novels has caused horrible bouts of depression. Kafka had much more going for him than I do, so my attitude is understandable on the Kafka scale.
Kafka felt alienated and wished for Zionism (a Jewish Homeland). I’m far more attached to Florida than Kafka was to Israel, but I’m a very alienated native; I’m Gregor. and the second novel in my series share some surrealistic traits with Kafka’s work.