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Karl Kraus, apocalyptic satirist : the post-war crisis and the rise of the Swastika

Author: Edward Timms
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Named Person: Karl Kraus; Karl Kraus; Karl Kraus; Karl Kraus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Timms
ISBN: 030010751X 9780300107517
OCLC Number: 57344146
Description: xxi, 639 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Apocalypse postponed --
Culture and the press --
The creative origin --
Defending the republic --
The politics of performance --
Into the Third Reich.
Responsibility: Edward Timms.
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Timms argues that Kraus's lifelong critique of the media, combining Orwell's political radicalism with Joyce's linguistic playfulness, incisively anticipates the propaganda techniques of our own age.  Read more...

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