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Reitter, Paul

Works: 4 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 2,244 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PT2621.R27, 838.91209
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On the origins of Jewish self-hatred by Paul Reitter ( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Today, the term ""Jewish self-hatred"" often denotes a treasonous brand of Jewish self-loathing, and is frequently used as a smear, such as when it is applied to politically moderate Jews who are critical of Israel. In On the Origins of Jewish Self-Hatred, Paul Reitter demonstrates that the concept of Jewish self-hatred once had decidedly positive connotations. He traces the genesis of the term to Anton Kuh, a Viennese-Jewish journalist who coined it in the aftermath of World War I, and shows how the German-Jewish philosopher Theodor Lessing came, in 1930, to write a book that popula
The anti-journalist Karl Kraus and Jewish self-fashioning in fin-de-siècle Europe by Paul Reitter ( )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that provoked both admiration and outrage. Kraus's spectacularly hostile critiques often focused on his fellow Jewish journalists, which led to a reputation as the quintessential self-hating Jew. The Anti-Journalist overturns this view with unprecedented force and sophistication, showing precisely how Kraus's most controversial criticisms form the center of a radical and productive model of German-Jewish self-fashioning. Paul Reitter's study of Kraus's writings situates them in the context of fin-de-siècle German-Jewish intellectual society. He argues that rather than stemming from anti-Semitism, Kraus's attacks constituted a constructive critique of mainstream German-Jewish strategies for assimilation. Marshalling three of the most daring German-Jewish authors - Kafka, Scholem, and Benjamin - Reitter explains their admiration for Kraus's project and demonstrates his influence on their own notions of cultural authenticity. The Anti-Journalist is at once a new interpretation of a fascinating figure and a heady exploration of an important stage in the history of German-Jewish thinking about identity
The Kraus project : essays : a bilingual edition by Karl Kraus ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franzen presents new translations and annotations of the work of early twentieth-century satirist Karl Kraus, who, via his self-published magazine Die Fackel, "attacked the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumer capitalism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire"--Dust jacket flap
The Kraus project : essays by Karl Kraus ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 prophetic writers in Europe: a relentless critic of the popular media's manipulation of reality, the dehumanizing machinery of technology and consumerism, and the jingoistic rhetoric of a fading empire. But even though his followers included Franz Kafka and Walter Benjamin, he remained something of a lonely prophet, and few people today are familiar with his work. Thankfully, Jonathan Franzen is one of them. In this book, Franzen not only presents and annotates his definitive new translations of Kraus, with supplementary notes from the Kraus scholar Paul Reitter and the Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann. In Franzen Kraus has found his match: a novelist unafraid to voice unpopular opinions strongly, a critic capable of untangling Kraus's often dense arguments. Painstakingly wrought, strikingly original in form, this is a feast of thought, passion and literature
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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.21 for The Kraus ... to 0.56 for The anti-j ...)
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