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B&P Cardozo Society Speaker Event

October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

$10 – $18

B&P Cardozo Society Speaker Event with Jerusalem author, Benjamin Balint featuring his book, Kafka’s Last Trial

Kafka’s Last Trial:
The Case of a Literary Legacy*

When Franz Kafka died in 1924, his loyal friend Max Brod could not bring himself to fulfill Kafka’s last instruction: to burn his manuscripts. Instead, Brod devoted his life to championing Kafka’s writing, rescuing his legacy from obscurity and physical destruction. Nearly a century later, an international legal battle erupted to determine which country could claim ownership of his work: Israel, where Kafka dreamed of living, or Germany, where Kafka’s three sisters perished in the Holocaust?

Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the controversial trial in Israeli courts – brimming with dilemmas legal, ethical, and political – that determined the fate of the oeuvre. Kafka’s Last Trial is a brilliant biographical portrait of a literary genius, as well as the story of two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming traumas of the past came to a head in a hotly contested trial for the right to claim the literary legacy of one of our modern masters.

*Book to be released on September 18, 2018. Books will be available for purchase at event.

 

Register here: https://jewishphoenix.regfox.com/cardozo-society-2018-author-event

In partnership with

JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL

Sponsored by

PERKINS COIE

ROI PROPERTIES

LANE & NACH P.C.

Details

Date:
October 10, 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$10 – $18
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Organizers

Jill Ross
Jaime Fox

Venue

Perkins Coie LLP
2901 N Central Ave, Ste 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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Phone:
602.351.8000
Website:
https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/index.html