Free Franz Kafka

The literary world will soon get previously unpublished works by the Czech author

An Israeli judge overseeing a battle over papers once belonging to Franz Kafka has ruled that details of the documents should be made public, overruling the late author’s wish that his papers be destroyed after his death. This means that previously unpublished works—manuscripts, letters, journals, and at least one handwritten short story—will be made public. The decision is a victory for Israel’s national library and for Kafka scholars around the world.