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The Kraus Project

The Kraus Project( )
Author: Franzen, Jonathan
ISBN:978-0-00-751744-2
Publication Date:Aug 2014
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Imprint:Fourth Estate
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $24.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / Essays
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.1 x 19.7 x 2.5 cm
Book Weight:0.316 Kilograms
Author Biography
Franzen, Jonathan (Author)
Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois on August 17, 1959. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981, and went on to study at the Freie University in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar. He worked in a seismology lab at Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences after graduation.

His works include The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), Strong Motion (1992), How to Be Alone (2002), and The Discomfort Zone (2006). The Corrections (2001) won a National Book Award and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Freedom (2010) is an Oprah Book Club selection. He also won a Whiting Writers' Award in 1988 and the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000. He is also a frequent contributor to Harper's and The New Yorker. In 2015 his title Purity made The New Yort Times and New Zealand Best Seller List.

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