Franz Kafka gave a name to a central facet of modern experience – the ‘Kafkaesque’ – and created some of the most haunting images in 20th-century literature. Klaus Wagenbach offers an acute portrait of a mind torn between the attractions of the world – including a series of intense relationships with women – and his desire for solitude. The result was writing which, according to Albert Camus, takes us ‘to the limits of human thought.’
KLAUS WAGENBACH is a publisher and renowned Kafka expert. He has written six books on Kafka, including Kafka: A Biography of his Youth and Kafka’s Prague.
RITCHIE ROBERTSON is a Professor at St John’s College, Oxford and the author of Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature.