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Reitter, Paul

Works: 15 works in 52 publications in 3 languages and 3,531 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: PT2621.R27, 838.91209
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Most widely held works by Paul Reitter
The anti-journalist : Karl Kraus and Jewish self-fashioning in fin-de-siècle Europe by Paul Reitter( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that provoked both admiration and outrage. Kraus's spectacularly hostile critiques often focused on his fellow Jewish journalists, which led to a reputation as the quintessential self-hating Jew. The Anti-Journalist overturns this view with unprecedented force and sophistication, showing precisely how Kraus's most controversial criticisms form the center of a radical and productive model of German-Jewish self-fashioning. Paul Reitter's study of Kraus's writings situates them in the context of fin-de-siècle German-Jewish intellectual society. He argues that rather than stemming from anti-Semitism, Kraus's attacks constituted a constructive critique of mainstream German-Jewish strategies for assimilation. Marshalling three of the most daring German-Jewish authors - Kafka, Scholem, and Benjamin - Reitter explains their admiration for Kraus's project and demonstrates his influence on their own notions of cultural authenticity. The Anti-Journalist is at once a new interpretation of a fascinating figure and a heady exploration of an important stage in the history of German-Jewish thinking about identity
On the origins of Jewish self-hatred by Paul Reitter( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, the term 'Jewish self-hatred' often denotes a treasonous brand of Jewish self-loathing, and is frequently used as a smear, such as when it is applied to politically moderate Jews who are critical of Israel. In On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred, Paul Reitter demonstrates that the concept of Jewish self-hatred once had decidedly positive connotations. He traces the genesis of the term to Anton Kuh, a Viennese-Jewish journalist who coined it in the aftermath of World War I, and shows how the German-Jewish philosopher Theodor Lessing came, in 1930, to write a book that popularized 'Jewish self-hatred.' Reitter contends that, as Kuh and Lessing used it, the concept of Jewish self-hatred described a complex and possibly redemptive way of being Jewish. Paradoxically, Jews could show the world how to get past the blight of self-hatred only by embracing their own, singularly advanced self-critical tendencies--their 'Jewish self-hatred.'"--Publisher's Web site
The Kraus project : essays : a bilingual edition by Karl Kraus( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, "attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumer capitalism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire"--Dust jacket flap
Bambi's Jewish roots and other essays on German-Jewish culture by Paul Reitter( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illuminating account of the life and demise of German Jewry"--
Il progetto Kraus by Jonathan Franzen( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kraus-Projekt : Aufsätze von Karl Kraus by Karl Kraus( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Geschichte des türkisch-deutschen Theaters und Kabaretts by Erol M Boran( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die vorliegende Arbeit hat das Ziel, eine Kulturgeschichte des türkischen Theaters und Kabaretts in der Bundesrepublik vorzustellen, deren Protagonisten (Organisatoren, Schriftsteller, Schauspieler und Regisseure) nunmehr bereits in die dritte Generation gehen, ohne dass die Geschichte der ersten Generation, der Initiatoren und bis heute treibenden Kraft dieses Theaters, je kohärent aufgezeichnet worden wäre. Darüber hinaus steht ein Generationswechsel an: das wird deutlich, sobald man sich in die 'Szene' begibt, in der es, wie meine Ausführungen zeigen werden, derzeit rumort, kreativ und destruktiv zugleich: Junge Künstler mit neuen Ideen drängen nach und fühlen sich nicht selten behindert von den 'Alten', die immer noch die Schalthebel besetzen und sich nicht davon abbringen lassen wollen, ihre Projekte nach altbewährten Methoden fortzuführen
Reflections of German Jewry. Portraits and self-portraits by Paul Reitter( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German Jewry'. Among other things - or rather, above all - the term evokes creativity and destruction. 'Reflections of German Jewry' is about both sides of that dichotomy, and also the links between them. It is about the German Jews - such as Heine, Freud, and Kafka - whose accomplishments have played such a significant role in shaping our modern sensibilities. And it is about the figures and forces - e.g., Hitler, Jew hatred, and racism - that effectively wiped out the Jewish presence in Germany. Reflections of German Jewry is also about how the pressures generated by anti-Semitism and the experience of exile helped at a terrible price to drive German Jewry to its intellectual successes. Finally, Reitter reflects on attempts to tell the stories of these makers and destroyers, and the cultural dynamics in which they were enmeshed. Indeed, in large part that, too, is the subject of these reflections - the act of writing about the life and the demise of German Jewry
The rise of the research university : a sourcebook( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kraus-Projekt by Jonathan Franzen( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il progetto Kraus : saggi by Karl Kraus( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue: Three essays on Freud( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anti-Education by Frieich Nietzsche( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1869, at age 25, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical philology at the University of Basel. He seemed marked for a successful and conventional academic career. Then the philosophy of Schopenhauer and the music of Wagner transformed his sense of purpose. The genius of such thinkers and makers--like the genius of the ancient Greeks--was the only touchstone for true understanding. How then was education to answer to such genius' Something more than sturdy scholarship was called for. A new way of teaching and questioning, a new philosophy... What that new way might be was the question Nietzsche broached in five vivid and popular lectures delivered to the public in Basel in 1872. Following a chance encounter in the country, an old philosopher, his former student, and two very wet-behind-the-ears undergraduates embroil themselves in a discussion of the current state of education, devoted, they concur, on the one hand to the democratization of shallow learning, and on the other to fostering a narrow specialization that serves the interests of industry and the state. Neither of these, the philosopher insists, constitutes true learning, which can only arise out of a determined attention to the genius of language, written and spoken, instead of practical ends, however newsworthy. Composed in emulation (and to some degree as a satire) of a Platonic dialogue, Anti-Education presents a stimulating, provocative, and thoroughly timely reckoning with one of the great problems of the day
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The anti-journalist : Karl Kraus and Jewish self-fashioning in fin-de-siècle Europe