I recently stumbled upon this article, and thought that it was worthwhile in its portrayal of a different aspect of Kafka’s personality-Kafka as a romantic. This piece discusses the relationship between Kafka and his love Dora Diamant. Their love, which never received the approval of Dora’s parents, was cut short by Kafka’s death at age 40. Although the two never married, Dora still considered herself to be Kafka’s wife. Most interesting is that Dora’s life following Kafka’s death is decidedly “Kafkaesque” in nature, and actually mirrors some of the events portrayed in The Trial.
You can read the article here: http://www.kafkaproject.com/press_items/5-18-03_article_buffalo_news.html