A leading theory ties the identity of the insect from Franz Kafka’s classic “The Metamorphosis” to the author’s Hebrew teacher
“I cannot believe I was particularly difficult to manage; I cannot believe that a kindly word, a quiet taking by the hand, a friendly look, could not have got me to do anything that was wanted of me”
Why did the famous writer decide to study Hebrew? And what did he document in the Hebrew notebook he kept?
In his first year at university, Kafka discovered a talent for drawing
Franz Kafka likely never imagined the incredible value or near “sacred” aura which are today attributed to each of his handwritten works
The documents include Kafka’s manuscripts of the uncompleted story “Wedding Preparations in the Country”, a notebook for learning Hebrew, hundreds of personal letters, sketches, and more
From Zurich to Tel Aviv: A journey tracing the legacy of the writer, composer and philosopher: Max Brod
Take a glimpse at the notes left around the author’s grave that were collected by the late journalist and translator, Ruth Bondy, who’s archive is housed in the National Library of Israel.
A discovery by an archivist at the National Library sheds new light on Kafka’s connection with the Zionist movement.