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Mirror-Man

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/9780226709727.003.0004
Mirror-Man

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This chapter examines the revealing affinities between the works of Karl Kraus and Franz Kafka. It suggests that the affinities between Kraus and Kafka will help us to situate Kraus' anti-journalism, or rather to re-situate it, within the world of German-Jewish modernism. This chapter analyzes how Kraus framed his style in critical relation to certain tendencies in German-Jewish culture and considers how key formal features of Die Fackel connect with Kraus' radical authorial self-fashioning.

Keywords: Karl Kraus; Franz Kafka; anti-journalism; German-Jewish modernism; German-Jewish culture; Die Fackel; authorial self-fashioning

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