There can be no doubt that without Max Brod we would lack the one word to describe "an enigmatic and nightmarish reality where the individual is perceived as lonely, perplexed, and threatened" (OED ) - a quite common human condition in our times. The word many of us use to describe a "nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality" (Merriam-Webster ) is "Kafkaesque," an...