John Banville is the author, most recently, of The Sea, which won this year’s Man Booker Prize.
Adorno said, as we all know, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. This is not to say, as many imagine, that writing poetry after Auschwitz is to be forbidden, or is impossible.
The question has been asked: Was Franz Kafka human? He seems to have had doubts himself.
John Coetzee's new book reads like a suicide note.