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Ortrayal of Viennese fin de siecle culture make this study accessible to the average reader and a pleasure for the literary professional An example of German studies at its best James Knowlton European Studies Journal  Timms successfully weaves a colorful and thoroughly researched and documented account of essential cultural currents in Habsburg Vienna around his central figure Copious illustrations and photographs enhance a most enjoyable text making this an ideal introduction to Kraus and his work Choi.

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Karl Kraus Apocalyptic Satirist Culture and Catastrophe in Habsburg Vienna

A fascinating study of the life and work of Karl Kraus the Austrian satirist whose critiues of the mass media the military industrial complex and technology running out of control have earned him a following fifty years after his death Drawing on unfamiliar sources Edward Timms analyzes Kraus's involvement in fundamental ideological issues of his time such as psychoanalysis social morality design and architecture the role of the artist Zionism anti semitism and war and shows that Kraus' political position.

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Caught between traditional Habsburg loyalties and new democratic commitments was far complex than has previously been suspected Dr Timms' book is a major landmark in Kraus' studies and an important contribution to our understanding of the culture of the early 20th century It abounds in discoveries and insights WE Yeats Times Literary Supplement  Timm's lucid prose his masterly organization of the voluminous  material he treats his excellent translations of the documents he cites and his broad readable p.


3 thoughts on “Karl Kraus Apocalyptic Satirist Culture and Catastrophe in Habsburg Vienna

  1. says:

    Karl Kraus is something of a phenomenon You either love him or hate him Personally I find his use of language exciting and

  2. says:

    It is books like this that have led me too cut back on my annual total I am embarking on a recent biography of Brecht next and have two biographies in line of Weber and Habermas This was long using somewhat small print and sprinkled with references to Die Fackel and untranslated German this latter all too freuently leaving me in the lurch m

  3. says:

    Magisterial indeed if a bit overwhelming