Reiner Stach presents an additional volume of his staggering biography of Franz Kafka, this time focusing on the writer’s final years during the malaise and cynicism of World War I that gave rise to his most influential masterpieces.
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December 12: "As the final bars of the British national anthem echoed around the arena, the Union flag was lowered."
Critic and ardent home cook Heller McAlpin recommends new cookbooks whose winning voices and visual delights are just as beguiling as the dishes they highlight.
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