Kafka’s Last Trail: The Case of a Literary Legacy by Benjamin Balint

Kafka’s Last Trail

Kafka’s Last Trail: The Case of a Literary Legacy by Benjamin Balint picture

Rina Kurland Sisterhood Book Club of B’nai Shalom presents a book review and conversation led Lori Mayer.

Kafka’s last instruction to his closest friend, Max Brod: to destroy all his remaining papers upon his death. But when the moment arrives, Brod could not bring himself to burn the unpublished works of the man he considered a literary genius. Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the controversial trial in Israeli courts – brimming with dilemmas legal, ethical, and political – that determined the fate of Kafka’s manuscripts.