Franz Kafkas porn unearthed

August 2nd, 2008 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 2 (ANI): Experts have unearthed a stash of explicit pornographic material belonging to German author Franz Kafka.

The erotic material has been ignored by scholars anxious to preserve the writers image.

James Hawes, an academic and Kafka expert came across the material in copies of Kafkas journals in the British Library in London and the Bodleian in Oxford.

Hawes said that the authors stash shows him as more human than a popular quasi-saintly writer.

These are not naughty postcards from the beach. They are undoubtedly porn, pure and simple. Some of it is quite dark. Its quite unpleasant, Times Online quoted Hawes, as saying.

Academics have pretended it did not exist. The Kafka industry doesnt want to know such things about its idol.

Of the worlds authors, only Shakespeare generates more PhDs, more biographies, more coffee-table books. Everything Kafka wrote, every postcard he ever sent, every page of his diary is regarded as a potential Ark of the Covenant. Yet no one has ever shown his readers Kafkas porn, he added.

Some of the authors erotic material would be published in Excavating Kafka this month. (ANI)

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