Ompare 3 books One Kafka Pre-Cursor, One Kafka novel, One post-Kafka novel

Compare and make a compelling argument on 3 books:

one precursor: The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Michael Kohlhaas (Heinrich von Kleist)
The Poor Musician (Franz Grillparzer)

a Franz Kafka novel:
The Trial
Amerika: The Missing Person
The Castle
The Complete Stories

and a post-Kafka book:
J.M. Coetzee: Life & Times of Michael K
Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore
W.G. Sebald: Vertigo