Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy
A riveting tale that offers a gripping account of the controversial Kafka trial in Israeli courts―brimming with legal, ethical, and political dilemmas―that determined the fate of Kafka’s manuscripts. With sharply drawn portraits and a remarkable ability to evoke a time and place, the book is at once a brilliant biographical portrait of a literary genius, and the story of two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming the traumas of the past came to a head in a hotly contested trial for the right to claim the literary legacy of one of our modern masters. Written by Benjamin Balint. Hardcover, 279 pages.