The Kraus Project

The Kraus Project

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: First edition, A bilingual edition
ISBN: 9780374182212
Branch Call Number: 834 KRAUS
Characteristics: 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Oct 05, 2015

An entertaining book of a few essays translated on facing pages, with super long footnotes as a running commentary. Most of my interest was in the commentary which ranges from ideas to Franzen's own biography.

Jun 25, 2015

I enjoyed this book so much I went out and bought a copy to mark up all the margins.

It's not an easy read, nor a fast one, but it is fun. The Kraus Project is several books - Kraus's essays, Franzen's commentary on the essays and discussion with other commentators, and the back-and-forth between it all. Thought-provoking and funny.


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