Kafka's Last Wish
Upon his death, Kafka requested
that all his manuscripts be
destroyed. The Trial. The Castle.
Amerika-- ashes. But when poor
Franz died of TB at age 41,
little known outside gloomy
Prague, his good friend Max Brod
considered his last request. And
promptly ignored it. So Franz Kafka
became a world-famous author
against his express wishes.
Think of that next time you take
thirty seconds to order coffee.