Books by Reiner Stach

REINER STACH is a widely respected writer, editor, and scholar. After working extensively on the definitive edition of Kafka's collected works, he devoted more than a decade to researching and writing this biography. He lives in Hamburg.


KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"The inaugural book, on the remarkable half-decade that produced The Metamorphosis, The Trial, and 'In the Penal Colony,' is still the best, but this slightly overstuffed volume completes an indispensable work about a key figure in 20th-century modernism."
The final installment in German scholar Stach's magisterial three-part biography (Kafka: The Years of Insight, 2013, etc.), covering, in appropriately Kafkaesque nonsequential fashion, the writer's childhood and youth. Read full book review >
KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2013

"An illuminating book built, like its subject's life, on small episodes rather than great, dramatic turning points. Essential for students and serious readers of Kafka."
Conclusion of a massive, comprehensive life of the famed Czech/German/Jewish writer, chockablock with neuroses, failures and moments of brilliance. Read full book review >
KAFKA by Reiner Stach
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2005

"A judicious, balanced assessment that makes palpable both Kafka's personal weirdness and his artistic mastery."
An astute analysis, by the German editor of Kafka's collected works, of the remarkable half-decade in which the Prague-based modernist wrote his best-known stories. Read full book review >