Kafka’s testamentary letters to Max Brod are lastly accessible | EUROtoday

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No different autobiographical textual content by Kafka has been talked about and defined extra typically than the 2 written messages during which he requested his good friend Max Brod initially of the Twenties to “burn” his writings, diaries, drawings and letters after his dying. At the time, Kafka was affected by incurable pulmonary tuberculosis, which was identified in September 1917 and more and more prevented him from training his career as an insurance coverage lawyer and later from writing. Had Brod fulfilled his good friend's want, rather more than half of Kafka's work would have been destroyed, together with three unpublished novels and several other brief tales.