‘It was a comfort to read him in a year when everyone again had the same disease. She thought she could work through him, if she could not work through herself; she thought she could use his hands, if she could not use her own.’ – Patricia Lockwood
Mark the centenary of Kafka’s death with the LRB Diary for 2024: 52 ways of thinking about Kafka – one for each week of the year. From Kafka’s attention-seeking to Kafka’s clothes, Kafka and gay literature to Kafka and The Lord of the Rings, Kafka at the football to Kafka on BookTok, by writers including Elif Batuman, Alan Bennett, Judith Butler, Anne Carson, Amit Chaudhuri, Jenny Diski, Penelope Fitzgerald, Rivka Galchen, Jonathan Lethem, Adam Phillips, Philip Roth, Colm Tóibín, Marina Warner and many more.
Also featuring entries from Kafka’s own diaries (taken from Ross Benjamin’s brilliant new translation), dazzling original artwork by Alexander Gorlizki and a host of useful features, the LRB Diary for 2024 is a weekly planner possessed by the spirit of literary genius, following on from Alan Bennett’s bestselling diary for 2023.
Size: 15.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Published and shipped on 1 September.