Known for his bitingly satirical poetry, plays, and essays, the Austrian writer Karl Kraus was born in what is today Jicin, Czech Republic. At the age of three, Kraus and his family moved to Vienna, where he remained for the rest of his life. He is best known as editor of the literary journal Die Fackel The Torch , which he founded in and to which he was the sole contributor from until his death in Gabriel Rosenrauch, a lawyer from Chernivtsi, Ukraine, collected materials about Kraus and his career, including newspaper articles and essays in German, Yiddish, Hebrew, English, and French written between and
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About Karl Kraus. Karl Kraus. Karl Kraus was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He is considered the first major European satirist since Jonathan Swift. He directed his satire to the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics. Books by Karl Kraus. Related Articles. What Happened to Offred? Thirty-four years after the publication of her dystopian classic, The Handmaid's Tale, Atwood returns to continue the story of Offred.
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Karl Kraus and ‘Die Fackel’ – a battle to save the German language
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Welcome sign in sign up. When the eighteen-year-old Elias Canetti first came to Vienna in , nothing more plainly marked him as a provincial than the fact that he had never heard of Karl Kraus. For a quarter-century, Kraus had been publishing Die Fackel The Torch , a magazine that relentlessly exposed the crimes, lies, and blunders of Austrian society—above all, of its press, which he considered its greatest plague. When the writer Peter Altenberg died in , the paper refused to cover the funeral because Kraus had delivered the eulogy.
Karl Kraus (writer)
Karl Kraus April 28, — June 12,  was an Austrian writer and journalist , known as a satirist , essayist , aphorist , playwright and poet. He directed his satire at the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times. The family moved to Vienna in His mother died in Kraus enrolled as a law student at the University of Vienna in Beginning in April of the same year, he began contributing to the paper Wiener Literaturzeitung , starting with a critique of Gerhart Hauptmann 's The Weavers.
Something does, on occasion, fall from a torch. A bit of pitch. Karl Kraus F 5. It has been some time since a new translation has found its way onto this site.