Unpublished Kafka story in secret papers
Published 22/07/2010 | 05:00
A handwritten story by Franz Kafka that has never been published is understood to be kept in a secret archive of the author's private papers.
The Israeli newspaper 'Haaretz', which was involved in the legal challenge to lift the secrecy surrounding the archive, disclosed the existence of the short story on its website yesterday.
The discovery emerged as an Israeli court rejected an application to keep secret the contents of a large collection of Kafka's writings buried in the vaults of three banks in Israel and Switzerland for more than 40 years. His novel 'The Trial' gave the world the adjective Kafkaesque, but he is perhaps best known for his short stories. (© Daily Telegraph, London)