Monday, February 15, 2010

Ten of the best unfinished literary works

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best unfinished literary works.

One entry on the list:
The Trial by Franz Kafka

We are not used to thinking of Kafka's most famous novel as incomplete because he gave it one of the most justly famous final chapters in all fiction. "'Wie ein Hund,' sagte er ..." But in fact the novel was a collection of unfinished manuscript sections whose destruction Kafka ordered at his death.
Read about another book on the list.

The Trial is also one of Sam Taylor's top 10 books about forgetting.

--Marshal Zeringue