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Lookups surged after Han Kang’s 'Kafka-esque' novel won the Man Booker prize
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“Kafka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kafka. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.
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