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Book Cover of the Week: The Kraus Project

Thursday, October 03, 2013 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

In The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus, Jonathan Franzen gives new voice to the great nineteenth-century European critic Karl Kraus. Followed by figures such as Franz Kafka and Walter Benjamin, Kraus was a Viennese satirist who is largely forgotten today. Until now. Jonathan Franzen's latest work not only includes new translations of Kraus's work, but also his own annotations, context, and contemporary connections—an important addition to your fall reading list. The Kraus Project was published this week by Farrar, Straus and Giroux:

 

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