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Karl Kraus and the Jewish Self-Hatred Question

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Karl Kraus' critique of the German-Jewish literati. It evaluates the strategic value of “Heine and the Consequences” by investigating how and why Kraus exploited the symbolic ... More


Messianic Journalism? Benjamin and Scholem Read Die Fackel

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem's interpretations of Karl Kraus' journalism. It highlights Benjamin's use of dramatic phrases and superlative forms in his essays on Kraus ... More


The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Paul Reitter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus' spectacularly hostile critiques often ... More


Introduction: All That Is Solid Melts into Ink

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the anti-journalism developed by Karl Kraus in turn-of-the-century Vienna. It argues that in the most infamous “symptom” of ... More


Mirror-Man

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the revealing affinities between the works of Karl Kraus and Franz Kafka. It suggests that the affinities between Kraus and Kafka will help us to situate Kraus' anti-journalism, ... More


An Apogee of Conversions: Gustav Mahler, Karl Kraus, and fin de siècle Vienna ⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Vienna's fin de siècle. The most famous of Vienna's fin de siècle converts was probably Gustav Mahler. Mahler's conversion to Catholicism was closely linked with his ... More


Aristocriticism: Karl Kraus

Laurence A. Rickels

in Aberrations of Mourning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675951
eISBN:
9781452947167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675951.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines Karl Kraus’s view on citational praxis. According to Kraus, quotation marks render subliminal our attachment to public opinion. Kraus maintains the “mental substitute for ... More


Italian Lizards and Literary Politics I: Carrying the Torch and Getting Singed

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter undertakes a philology-inspired genealogy of Kafka’s invocation of an exemplary lizard on an Italian footpath in his critique of Max Brod’s novel The Jewesses, wherein Kafka remarks upon ... More


German Jews and the Writing of Modern Life

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter traces the often unexpected, frequently paradoxical, and mostly dolorous ways in which German-Jewish authors framed journalistic writing as a privileged emblem of acculturated German ... More


Conclusion: The Afterlife of Anti-Journalism

in The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study of Karl Kraus' anti-journalism. It suggests that while Kraus' anti-journalism alienates contemporary readers, tracing its formation prompts us to ... More


Collaboration

James McFarland

in Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245369
eISBN:
9780823250684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the change in Benjamin's relation to Nietzsche at the start of the 1930s, when political catastrophes forced Benjamin into exile. The Nietzschean figure of the “wanderer” gains ... More


The Earthquake Observers: Disaster Science from Lisbon to Richter

Deborah R. Coen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226111810
eISBN:
9780226111834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226111834.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Earthquakes have taught us much about our planet's hidden structure and the forces that have shaped it. This knowledge rests not only on the recordings of seismographs, but also on the observations ... More


“The Last Days of Mankind”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

In a letter to Gerty von Hofmannsthal on August 22, 1914, Richard Strauss registered pride in Germany's initial battlefield successes during the Great War. On September 12, however, it was reported ... More


Italian Lizards and Literary Politics II: Deer I Say It

Jay Geller

in Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823275595
eISBN:
9780823277148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275595.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter turns to Heine’s Baths of Lucca, the prequel to City of Lucca, and follows Heine’s proleptic encounter on an Italian mountain road with a different sort of animal, a Hirsch or stag, in ... More


Loy’s Dialogue with Lacerba and Italian Feminism

Laura Scuriatti

in Mina Loy's Critical Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056302
eISBN:
9780813058085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056302.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter contextualizes Loy's readings of Futurist ideas and aesthetics within the specificity of the Florentine avant-garde; it analyzes Loy’s responses to the writings and ideas on sexuality, ... More


The Psychopathology of Everyday Jewish Life

John M. Efron

in Medicine and the German Jews: A History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300083774
eISBN:
9780300133592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300083774.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter goes to the heart of much of the fin-de-siecle's medical representations of Jews, which is best represented by a biting remark made by Karl Kraus, the Viennese Jewish satirist and ... More


Censorship, Berg’s Lulu, and the Opera’s Temporal Setting

Margaret Notley

in "Taken by the Devil": The Censorship of Frank Wedekind and Alban Berg's Lulu

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069865
eISBN:
9780190069896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069865.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

The chapter introduces this book as inspired by continuing work in recent censorship studies, including books by Annabel Patterson (1984) and William Olmsted (2016). Olmsted’s work on Flaubert and ... More


Fits and Starts

John T. Lysaker

in Philosophy, Writing, and the Character of Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226569567
eISBN:
9780226569734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569734.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that writing is part of an author's thought process and thus more significant than the meaning of a given statement. Using the example of a translation of an aphorism by Karl ... More


Sensation and Sensibility: Experts, Scandals, Subjects

Scott Spector

in Violent Sensations: Sex, Crime, and Utopia in Vienna and Berlin, 1860-1914

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226196640
eISBN:
9780226196817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196817.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The discipline of sexology emerged between close of the 1860s and World War I. In Central Europe, a series of sex scandals mediated new sexual knowledge to a general public by means of sensational ... More


Lateness as ‘Eschatology’: Futurism, Expressionism, Decadent Modernism

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The final category of modernist lateness is the category of final things. Implicit throughout all the forms of lateness explored in this study is their evocation of mortality and finitude; pushed to ... More


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