The National Library of Israel completes its collection of the Max Brod archive, including items such as notebooks and manuscripts from both Brod and his friend Franz Kafka.
The papers being returned include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal documents kept by Max Brod. Experts say the documents provide a window into Europe's literary and cultural scene in the early 20th century.
Author of more than 25 books, Roth was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience. His agent says the author died of congestive heart failure.
K is a character in Franz Kafka's novel "The Castle" who gets trapped in an endless labyrinth of bureaucracy. Tightened US visa rules seem to be straight out of K's nightmare.
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