by Reiner Stach, a review from The New Republic Online by Robert Alter.
"There is a tantalizing gap between our increasingly detailed knowledge of Kafka's life and our imperfect understanding of his achievement as a writer. His work seems to cry out for biographical readings and has often been subjected to them, characteristically along psychoanalytic lines. Yet the obvious connections between life and work have not explained much about the work." Read the entire New Republic review.