Introduction: All That Is Solid Melts into Ink

in The Anti-Journalist

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print February 2008 | ISBN: 9780226709703
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709727 | DOI:
Introduction: All That Is Solid Melts into Ink

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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 his Jewish self-hatred, “Heine and the Consequences,” Kraus operates with anti-Jewish discourse mostly for strategic purposes while offering a seminal formulation of his boldest stylistic principles. This volume is about the meanings German-Jewish journalism took on at a moment when both German Jews and journalism were together deeply implicated in the “crisis of modernity.”

Keywords: anti-journalism; Karl Kraus; Vienna; Jewish self-hatred; Heine and the Consequences; anti-Jewish discourse; German-Jewish journalism; German Jews; modernity

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