Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kafka's Last Trial

If you are a fan of Kafka, the NY Times has an article about the legal battles for the last of Kafka's papers. The article is a bit tongue-in-cheek as it makes numerous analogies with "The Trial".
...Ruth’s lawyer and Eva’s three lawyers rounded out the crowd. It’s impressive that the sisters had between them four lawyers, although, to put things in perspective, Josef K. at one point meets a defendant who has six. When he informs K. that he is negotiating with a seventh, K. asks why anyone should need so many lawyers. The defendant grimly replies, “I need them all.”

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