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- "Now available in English for the first time, Austrian satirist and polemicist Karl Kraus's Third Walpurgis Night was written in immediate response to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 but withheld from publication for fear of reprisals against Jews trapped in Germany. Acclaimed when finally published by Kösel Verlag in 1952, it is a devastatingly prescient exposure, giving special attention to the regime's corruption of language as masterminded by Joseph Goebbels. Bertolt Brecht wrote to Kraus that, in his indictment of Nazism, "You have disclosed the atrocities of intonation and created an ethics of language." This masterful translation, by the prizewinning translators of Kraus's The Last Days of Mankind, aims for clarity where Kraus had good reason to be cautious and obscure"--
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- A Margellos World Republic of Letters book
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- Dritte Walpurgisnacht. English (Online)
- Margellos world republic of letters book.
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- Dritte Walpurgisnacht.
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- Foreword / by Marjorie Perloff -- Translators' preface -- Introduction -- 1. Stunned by the seizure of power -- 2. The satirist's dilemma -- 3. And what about culture? -- 4. Goebbels, manipulative modernism, and bucolic Jew-baiting -- 5. Political leadership and artistic transfiguration -- 6. Heidegger and the verbal accomplices of violence -- 7. Gottfried Benn and the sacrifice of intellect -- 8. Papen's two-faced politics and the military tradition -- 9. National German Jews -- 10. Turning headlines into lies -- 11. Murder with mendacity -- 12. Purveyors of culture and the PEN Congress -- 13. Verbal imperialism : "Germany, awaken!" -- 14. Self-refuting rhetoric and the price of butter -- 15. Rubbing salt in the wound -- 16. Poets and barbarians -- 17. Translations from the Hebrew? -- 18. Soundbite-hooks and foreign policy -- 19. "When Jewish blood ..." -- 20. Austrian independence and the innocent aggressor -- 21. Protective custody -- 22. Sexual hatred, "unforced" conversation, and an act of defiance -- 23. Dollfuss and the Social Democrats -- 24. Casting out the Devil through Beelzebub -- 25. Between two fascisms : language brings everything to light -- 26. Headlong into servitude : when madmen lead the blind -- 27. Out of the abyss : Prussian eagles and parched tongues -- 28. Where lawlessness makes law its instrument -- 29. Prophets of doom and the triumph of aryan teutonism -- Notes -- Glossary and Index
Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936.
The third Walpurgis Night [electronic resource] : the complete text / Karl Kraus ; translated from the German by Fred Bridgham and Edward Timms ; foreword by Marjorie Perloff.
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 
A Margellos World Republic of Letters book
Margellos world republic of letters book.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bridgham, Frederick George Thomas, 1943-