Posted by Naomi Firestone-TeeterIn 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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Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.