David Herman

David Herman

In telling the story of Kafka’s papers, Benjamin Balint’s new book explores a larger issue: who owns Kafka?

This has been an extraordinary autumn for books about the havoc bad fathers wreak on their children. It is hard to know which father comes out worst: Jonathan Miller or Steve Jobs

The latest volume of Frederic Raphael’s diaries is a book full of bite and feline gossip

Was Hans Asperger a benevolent and humane doctor? Or was he deeply implicated in Nazi psychiatry and its darkest episode, euthanasia?

The socialist filmmaker has usually been more popular with critics and film prize juries than with the public

Why is the BBC’s Civilisations such a mess?

The story of a family over two generations becomes embedded in the history of the 20th century in Mark Mazower’s What You Did Not Tell

David Bomberg was one of the great British artists of the 20th century but was always an outsider and suffered neglect for much of his career

Why is British theatre about Israel so relentlessly one-note?

Honest analysis of Labour under Corbyn during the election was buried by mainstream news outlets