Lot 670: Max Brod

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RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:01:28

Lot 670: Prague-born writer and composer (1884–1968) who was an associate and confidant of Franz Kafka and mentor to Franz Werfel. ALS in German, one page both sides, 5.5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, December 14, 1937. Letter to Fritz Bondy, in part (translated): "That I had success in America with my Jesus novel, 'The Master,' may be already known to you. You will stand above the toil of translating the book into German…The Tschudy publishing house asked me to send you my new Kafka book." Brod concludes with thoughts on present day Israel and writer Arthur Koestler, "You think too highly of Koestler. He is thoroughly without a heart. And without heart, one realizes nothing. The state of Israel cannot exist without the Jews in the Diaspora, neither can the Diaspora survive without the state of Israel. History, which usually doesn't repeat itself, makes an exception here for a change and presents up with a new edition of Philo of Alexandria's times." In fine condition, with trivial creasing. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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