The main Franz Kafka exhibition in Oxford | EUROtoday

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Apart from his admiration for Charles Dickens, Frank Kafka doesn’t appear to have had any explicit connection to England. The undeniable fact that Oxford has nonetheless acquired the vast majority of his property and might thus mark the centenary of his demise on June third with the Bodleian Library's most in depth exhibition ever devoted to Kafka is because of a posthumous drama that displays the motifs of journey and escape that seem repeatedly, each actually and metaphorically, in his work. At the start of this epilogue is a betrayal within the service of world literature: Max Brod's resolution to disregard his pal's ultimate request to “burn all the papers he left behind, completely and unread”.