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Karl Kraus and the Jewish Self-Hatred Question

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.003.0003
Karl Kraus and the Jewish Self-Hatred Question

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This chapter examines Karl Kraus' critique of the German-Jewish literati. It evaluates the strategic value of “Heine and the Consequences” by investigating how and why Kraus exploited the symbolic power of anti-Semitic language. It highlights the diverse patterns of Kraus' anti-Semitic rhetoric and explains how “Heine and the Consequences” differs from Kraus' most bigoted antisemitic moments. This chapter also discusses Kraus' thoughts on the Jewish self-hatred question.

Keywords: German-Jewish literati; Karl Kraus; Heine and the Consequences; anti-Semitic language; Jewish self-hatred

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