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Reitter, Paul

Works: 8 works in 31 publications in 3 languages and 2,873 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT2621.R27, 838.91209
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Reitter
The anti-journalist Karl Kraus and Jewish self-fashioning in fin-de-siècle Europe by Paul Reitter( )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reitter's study of Kraus's writings situates them in the context of fin-de-siècle German-Jewish intellectual history. He argues that rather than stemming from anti-Semitism, Kraus' attacks constituted a constructive critique of mainstream German-Jewish strategies for assimilation
On the origins of Jewish self-hatred by Paul Reitter( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,141 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 popula
The Kraus project : essays : a bilingual edition by Karl Kraus( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 88 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
Il progetto Kraus by Jonathan Franzen( )
1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflections of German Jewry. Portraits and self-portraits by Paul Reitter( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 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
Das Kraus-Projekt : Aufsätze von Karl Kraus by Karl Kraus( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bambi's Jewish roots and other essays on German-Jewish culture by Paul Reitter( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Paul Reitter's scholarship on German-Jewish culture has won acclaim in both specialized journals and forums like the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, Bookforum, and the TLS, which named his study of Karl Kraus one of the best books of 2008. Writing for such publications as The Nation, Harper's Magazine, and the Jewish Review of Books, Reitter has also produced essays that address topics related to his expertise but written for a wider audience, earning a reputation for being a witty, erudite, and deeply illuminating critic in the popular intellectual arena. Bambi's Jewish Roots brings together the best of his essayistic work, which take on an array of figures and concerns, from the contradictions in Heinrich Heine's self-understanding to the echoes of Zionism in Felix Salten's novel Bambi"--
Il progetto Kraus : saggi by Karl Kraus( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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English (28)
Italian (2)
German (1)