Kafka before the law

Kafka's Last Trial. The Case of a Literary Legacy
Forfatter: Benjamin Balint
Forlag: W. W. Norton and Company (USA)
RIGHTS: Who has the rights to Franz Kafka's scripts? Kafka was a Jew, lived in Prague and wrote in German, but was he really identityless?

In the autumn of 1994, I was 24 years old and staying in Prague for the first time. I was looking for Kafka, but the author, who avoided all visibility while alive, was just as invisible 70 years after his death. No Czechs had heard of him. In the end, I managed to buy his "collected stories" in English, a book that was not even his collected stories. Where did Kafka really belong? I wondered. Obviously not. . .

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