RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57344146 LA English T1 Karl Kraus, apocalyptic satirist : the post-war crisis and the rise of the Swastika A1 Timms, Edward., PB Yale University Press PP New Haven YR 2005 SN 030010751X 9780300107517 AB "The focus of the first volume of Karl Kraus: Apocalyptic Satirist was on the cataclysmic final years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This book takes up the story in November 1918, when the satirist responded to the creation of the new republics with a defiant hope, invoking international law against the dual threat of reactionary politics and irresponsible media.". "The legend that the satirist responded to Hitler's seizure of power with stunned silence is refuted in the final section of the book, 'Into the Third Reich', which highlights his analysis of 'creeping fascism' and of the swastika as the 'twisted cross' of politicised religiosity. His career culminated in Dritte Walpurgisnacht, an analysis of Nazi ideology that has proved enduringly influential."--BOOK JACKET.