Franz Kafka

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Kafka's Long-Hidden Works Could Soon See Daylight

Untouched papers are in Swiss deposit box

(Newser) - A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal tales. A district court in Zurich upheld Israeli verdicts in the case last week, ruling that several safe deposit boxes... More »

Unpublished Kafka Story Discovered

Israeli judge orders secret archives opened

(Newser) - Kafka fans may have some reading to do. A team of lawyers and scholars have found a previously unpublished piece believed to have been authored by the late, great Franz Kafka. The discovery came after months of wrangling over the contents of ten locked vaults in Israel and Switzerland. An... More »

Literary Video Games We'd Like to Play

Hey, if Dante's Inferno worked, why not Moby Dick?

(Newser) - Now that EA’s successfully turned Dante’s Inferno into a bloody beat-em-up action game, the guys at Wired decided to dream up some other literary classics begging to be transformed into games. There picks:
  • The Metamorphosis: In this 8-bit classic, Gregor Samsa morphs into Bug Mode and scampers around
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Unreleased Kafka Materials May See Light

Israeli women under pressure to share inherited documents

(Newser) - Franz Kafka, who died in 1924, is in the news because of the actions of his disobedient literary executor. Max Brod, who fled Prague in 1939, left a valuable collection of the Czech existentialist's papers with his secretary. She died last year at 101, and her daughters may be keeping... More »

Porn Claim Riles Kafka Scholars

Experts have uneasy dreams about author's proclivities

(Newser) - Literary circles are in an uproar over a new biography of Franz Kafka that says the existentialist author had a penchant for porn, the Guardian reports. Kafka expert James Hawes, who says he unearthed some of the not-exactly-mainstream magazines the author enjoyed, makes the claim in a new book and... More »

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