Well . . . OK . . .Hmmm - this is a rather cheesy video from the BBC concerning Kafka and his manuscripts(?)and the bank vaults and all that. And poor Max Brod gets another dig (he had an astounding literary career beyond his Kafka devotion). But there is some truth and some fun to it. Just keep the insects out of your popcorn . Corn - I say.
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Should newly uncovered Kafka manuscripts be published?
As safe deposit boxes believed to contain manuscripts and drawings by the late author Franz Kafka are due to be opened at a bank in Zurich, Stephen Smith considers if it is ever right for works to be published posthumously.
Kafka died in 1924 and, if his last wishes had been followed, novels such as The Trial and The Castle would never have seen the light of day.
The author had asked his friend and fellow writer, Max Brod, to burn his manuscripts after his death, but Brod refused.
Broadcast on Monday 19 July 2010.