A ‘Metamorphosis’ for Franz Kafka’s Papers: Journey to the National Library of Israel

This week, after a decades-long battle, the Supreme Court ruled that a trove of manuscripts and drawings by Franz Kafka and Max Brod called the Kafka Papers be handed over to the National Library of Israel. The controversy surrounding these papers has pitted the Hoffe family, an Israeli family that has retained custody of the papers since Brod’s death, against the National Library.

The trail of the papers, which has wound its way from Czechoslovakia to Israel and Switzerland, sounds like it could be one of Kafka’s own stories involving greed, governments and grievances.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-Metamorphosis-for-Franz-Kafkas-Papers-Journey-to-the-National-Library-of-Israel-464017

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