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Franz Kafka wanted all his manuscripts to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod disregarded the request. Now a Swiss bank opens for safety deposit boxes containing manuscripts and letters.

„Franz Kafka wanted all his manuscripts to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod disregarded the request, seeding a complex legal battle over thousands of manuscripts that has the literary world agog. That legal tussle takes a new twist today as four safety deposit boxes in a Zurich bank containing the manuscripts are opened. The boxes are believed to contain thousands of manuscripts by Kafka and Brod, including letters, journals, sketches and drawings, some of which have never been published and could provide literary detetectives an insight into one of the 20th century's greatest writers.”

>>> Lawyers open cache of unpublished Kafka manuscripts. By Mark Tran in The Guardian

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