I finished Kafka: The Years Of Insight By Reiner Stach over the weekend and it was very well-researched and well written. The book really delved into Kafka’s relationships with the people closest to him and the latter part of the book explored the climate of how Europe not just Germany dealt with the Jewish people. I was quite fascinated at the end of the book when it followed up after Kafka’s and where all his family members ended up as well as all his close acquaintances. What flabbergasted me was that all of Kafka’s sisters ended up dying in gas chambers in addition to some of his friends committing suicide rather than being taken to the concentration camps. Even though this is the third of three books covering his life, I have not read the previous book, Kafka: The Decisive Years and Stach is currently working on a book on Kafka’s early life and I plan to read both of these. if you have any interest in Kafka’s life, I would probably recommend reading Kafka: The Decisive Years first.
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