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The Kraus Project - a book by Franzen, Jonathan

The Kraus Project

Essays by Karl Kraus

The Kraus Project( )
Author: Franzen, Jonathan
Kraus, Karl
ISBN:978-0-374-18221-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

A great American writer's confrontation with a great European critic--a personal and intellectual awakening

A hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating and farsighted writers in Europe. In his self-published magazine, Die Fackel, Kraus brilliantly attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumer capitalism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire....
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.91 x 8.28 x 1.08 Inches
Book Weight:1.01 Pounds
Author Biography
Franzen, Jonathan (Author)
Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois on August 17, 1959. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981, and went on to study at the Freie University in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar. He worked in a seismology lab at Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences after graduation.

His works include The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), Strong Motion (1992), How to Be Alone (2002), and The Discomfort Zone (2006). The Corrections (2001) won a National Book Award and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Freedom (2010) is an Oprah Book Club selection. He also won a Whiting Writers' Award in 1988 and the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000. He is also a frequent contributor to Harper's and The New Yorker. In 2015 his title Purity made The New Yort Times and New Zealand Best Seller List.

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