SO glad to be able to reuse this, one of UD‘s greatest post titles. The original post, from 2010, described Israel’s endless efforts to pry Kafka’s manuscripts out of the hands of Max Brod’s girlfriend’s daughters, who hoarded them or sold bits of them off.

A judge has now ruled that Israel gets them. They will be placed in a special library, and they will be scanned and put online. So we will all be able to read these new Kafka works.

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5 Responses to “Brod’s Broad’s Brood Broods Revisited”

  1. adam Says:

    The ruling concludes a bitter fight for a horde of thousands of manuscripts… How about herding the horde into a hoard?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    I totally missed that, adam!

  3. Daniel S. Goldberg Says:

    OMG, and yes, I do mean OMG. I have a lifelong obsession with Kafka. This is so exciting. So exciting!

  4. Janet Gool Says:

    I wonder if the papers will end up in the archives of the National Library in Jerusalem. I’ve got protekzia there.

  5. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Janet: I think that’s exactly where they’re headed.

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