The Nightmare of Reason: A Life of Franz Kafka, by Ernst Pawel
Franz Kafka is the Byron of our century: a writer who fixes for his audience its image of the writer, as well as of the age that both created and consumed him.
About the Author
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz professor of Yiddish and professor of comparative literature at Harvard. She is the author most recently of Jews and Power (Nextbook/Schocken).