Franz Kafka: Google pays tribute to what would be troubled writer's 130th birthday

Google celebrates what would be the 130th birthday of one of the most influential authors of the 20th century, Franz Kafka.

The smooth, vibrant Google logo has been temporarily replaced Wednesday with an unsettling, sepia-toned scene in honor of Prague-native Kafka's novella "The Metamorphosis."

The new logo portrays the small, sepia-toned apple in reference to the apple that the poor salesman's father threw at him when he found his son had turned into a cockroach.

Kafka's work, although slathered with grotesqueness and alienation, its brilliance has dared us to question the human condition, reported Times.

The troubled writer was granted his wish to end his life at age 40 when he developed tuberculosis.

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