KARL KRAUS DIE FACKEL PDF

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. But this is not entirely true.

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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. In A Torch in My Ear , the second volume of his memoirs—whose title pays homage to Die Fackel —Canetti remembers being incredulous at the way his friends idolized Kraus:. He was, I heard, the strictest and greatest man living in Vienna today. No one found grace in his eyes….

It was like a court of law. He brought the charges and he passed judgment. There was no defense attorney; a lawyer was superfluous: Kraus was so fair that no one was accused unless he deserved it. Kraus died in , but even today, he remains to the English-speaking world basically what he was to the young Canetti—a rumor of greatness that is a little hard to credit. To his fellow German-speaking Jews, above all, Kraus was an inescapable presence.

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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. In A Torch in My Ear , the second volume of his memoirs—whose title pays homage to Die Fackel —Canetti remembers being incredulous at the way his friends idolized Kraus:. He was, I heard, the strictest and greatest man living in Vienna today. No one found grace in his eyes….

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