Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy (Hardcover)
Title: Kafka's Last Trial
Max Brod hated the word 'Kafkaesque', yet what else can one call the story of Kafka's papers and how they ended up, many of them, in a Tel Aviv apartment 'living' with one woman and a lot of cats?
Having read a wonderful article written by Elif Batuman some years ago in the New York Times Magazine about this very subject, I was hooked the moment I saw the title.
The question before the Israeli court: where should the papers reside if not on Spinoza Street with Eva Hoffe and her cats? Whose papers are they, given that Kafka asked that they be burned?
These questions and more WILL be answered!
P.S. At age 85, Eva Hoffe died on 8/4/2018 leaving no heirs.— From Ellyne