Oct 16, 2012 @ 12:22:00 am
A suitcase full of tens of thousands of previously unpublished documents by Franz Kafka might soon be made public, thanks to a recent ruling by a Tel Aviv judge. The papers—which include Kafka’s notebooks and letters—have been under dispute since the death of their final owner in 2007. Kafka left the papers to his executor after his death in 1924, and in 1939, Max Brod transported them to Palestine, where he left them to his secretary, who bequeathed them to her daughters. Despite protests from the daughters, this week’s ruling was made on the grounds that Brod stipulated in his will that his archive be left to the Library of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Joseph Ratzinger, aka the Pope, has signed a book deal to complete his trilogy on the life and times of Jesus. After covering his death and baptism, the
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