Kafka Mystery Box

Via The Guardian.UK:

Franz Kafka wanted all his manuscripts to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod disregarded the request, seeding a complex legal battle over thousands of manuscripts that has the literary world agog. That legal tussle takes a new twist today as four safety deposit boxes in a Zurich bank containing the manuscripts are opened.

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  1. It just occurred to me how incredibly fortunate Kafka is/was. 75-something years after his death, people are still clamoring for his works to be published, even though he wanted nobody to see them – in contrast to the vast majority of the rest of us writers, whose works nobody wants to publish, even during our lifetime and despite our relentless desire to have them published.

  2. Good point, Pete! Ironic, too.

  3. Wow – this is fascinating stuff, Bill. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    And I feel Pete’s pain.

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