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The last days of mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna.

Frank Field

The last days of mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna.

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Published by Macmillan, St. Martin"s P. in London, Melbourne [etc.], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Vienna (Austria)
    • Subjects:
    • Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936,
    • Vienna (Austria) -- History -- 1918-

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 270-274.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPT2621.R27 Z5614
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 280 p.
      Number of Pages280
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5547027M
      LC Control Number67025639


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The last days of mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna. by Frank Field Download PDF EPUB FB2

NOW THE SUBJECT OF A MAJOR STAGE PRODUCTION FEATURING THE TIGER LILLIES. WORLD PREMIERE AT EDINBURGH'S LEITH THEATRE ON Intended ‘for a theatre on Mars’, with a cast of nearly five hundred and running to over two hundred scenes, Karl Kraus’s apocalyptic tragedy 'The Last Days of Mankind' is the longest play ever by: 4.

Kraus’s iconic WWI drama, a satirical indictment of the glory of war, now in English in its entirety for the first time One hundred years after Austrian satirist Karl Kraus began writing his dramatic masterpiece, The Last Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the day it was first ’s play enacts the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Field, Frank. Last days of mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna. London, Melbourne [etc.] Macmillan.

The Last Days of Mankind book. Read 25 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. If people had listened to Karl Kraus instead of following their patriarchal ideas of God's will, God wouldn't have had to mourn the death of his creation at the end of this bombastic satire on the First World War and its absurdities and /5.

The Last Days of Mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna [Field F] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(2). The Last Days of Mankind () was described by its author, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus, as being “conceived for a theatre on Mars”.

It would take a mere 10 nights to perform. It would Author: Eileen Battersby. SCENE 10 The Café Pucher. The government ministers all assembled. HEAD WAITER, EDUARD (to Franz): There are some magazines missing again, the Musket[1], the Flea[2] and the Interessante.

As for the Bomb - (Five people are coming in to sit at a table nearby. The Prime Minister turns to the Minister of the Interior.) OLD. The excerpts used are from Karl Kraus, The Last Days of Mankind, edited by Frederick Ungar (New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., ), pp. 60–67, –, About the author.

Karl Kraus [, Jičín (Ger. Jitschin), Bohemia–, Vienna]: writer and journalist, playwright, poet, essayist, aphorist and noted satirist. Born into Author: Diana Mishkova, Marius Turda, Balazs Trencsenyi.

Karl Kraus was born in and died in The great bulk of his work is represented by his satirical magazine Die Fackel, ‘The Torch’, which he wrote and produced almost single-handedly; the collected edition runs to twelve volumes.

‘The Last Days of. Kraus, Karl The last days of mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna by Frank Field (The Torch), poems, aphorisms, and a vivid condensation of The Last Days of Mankind, his epic anti-war drama, generally considered his masterpiece. -- publisher website. Widerschein der. FIGURE 1.

Karl Kraus, Die Letzten Tage der Menschheit: Tragödie in fünf Akten mit Vorspiel und Epilogue (; Frankfurt, ), p. FIGURE 2. German cartoon picture postcard to the Hunter Karl Braun from his sister Maria (25 August ).

FIGURE 3. Cover of first issue of Die Fackel, Vienna, early April FIGURE 4. Description: Translated by Patrick Healy.

Intended ‘for a theatre on Mars’, with a cast of nearly and running to over scenes, Karl Kraus’s apocalyptic tragedy The Last Days of Mankind is the longest, most elaborate play ever written. It is also a bitingly satirical commentary on the outbreak and subsequent course of World War I.

The Last Days of Mankind, a sprawling page epic which is still not fully translated into English, is generally acknowledged to be Kraus' masterpiece. The play is reportedly a melange of quotes from sources such as Goethe and Shakespeare and the Bible, a mixture of historical and fictional characters, songs, cinematic elements, polyphonic.

Austrian satirist Karl Kraus’s famous Die letzten Tage der Menschheit – or in English The Last Days of Mankind – remains powerfully relevant in its enactment of the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced towards self-destruction by methods of modern warfare, while extolling the glory and ignoring the horror of an allegedly ‘defensive’ war.

One hundred years after Austrian satirist Karl Kraus began writing his dramatic masterpiece, The Last Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the day it was first ’s play enacts the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced toward self-destruction by methods of modern warfare while extolling the glory and ignoring the horror of an allegedly.

When the age died by its own hand, that hand was Karl Kraus’. – Bertolt Brecht. With critical success over the past four years, artist Deborah Sengl (b. ) has exhibited taxidermied rats, drawings and paintings in order to restage Karl Kraus’ nearly-unperformable play The Last Days of Mankind (Die letzten Tage der Menschheit, –   A prophetic genius finally has his day Karl Kraus's epic war play The Last Days of Mankind is, believes Niall Ferguson, the greatest drama written this century.

Karl Kraus’s anti-war drama is a satire in which reality parodies itself, with more than two hundred scenes, most of them short, but no continuous plot. The work was produced in the years to as a reaction to the First World War.

Intended 'for a theatre on Mars', with a cast of nearly and running to over scenes, Karl Kraus's apocalyptic tragedy 'The Last Days of Mankind' is the longest play ever written. It is also a bitingly satirical commentary on the outbreak and subsequent horrors of World War I. Kraus () ranks as one of the greatest twentieth Brand: November Editions.

One hundred years after Austrian satirist Karl Kraus began writing his dramatic masterpiece, The Last Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the day it was first published. Kraus’s play enacts the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced toward self-destruction by methods of modern warfare while extolling the.

The Last Days of Mankind by Patrick Healy Karl Kraus,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Last Days of Mankind: Patrick Healy Karl Kraus: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience/5().

Like Dickens and Mayakovsky, Kraus was an author/actor who occupied the stage with pleasure. Bridgham and Timms do not match Ungar’s personal recollection, but they do render Kraus successfully for the twenty-first century reader.

The Last Days of Mankind is absurdly long. Bridgham and Timms’ translation runs : Paul David Young. The Last Days of Mankind premiered in Vienna during the Vienna Festival. This production was a major undertaking that took the combined efforts of Egon Hilbert (), the director of the festival, Leopold Lindtberg () the producer of the drama and Heinrich Fischer (), Kraus literary executor and editor of the Kosel edition of Kraus’s.

At the time Austrian writer Karl Kraus wrote his epic masterpiece "The last Days of Mankind", about the sentiments during the time of the war which seems as relevant today as. Kraus, the Austrian journalist, cultural critic and political satirist is virtually unknown in America though his influence on the culture of fin de siecle Vienna is considered inestimable.

Newly edited and abridged by the publisher, The Last Days of Mankind is considered one of his greatest works, possibly the most powerful anti-war drama ever written.

An excellent introduction to the man. New translations of Karl Kraus Posted on J by jschott After decades of dribs and drabs, we are suddenly awash in English translations of Karl Kraus, the Viennese writer who’s been an on and off obsession of mine since I was a teenager.

The Last Days of Mankind: The Last Night Kindle Edition Writing in Vienna in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Karl Kraus () is a satirist whose work has been compared to Aristophanes, Juvenal and Jonathan Swift. His writing is barely known in English, yet his great play about the First World War, Die letzten Tage der Menschheit 5/5(2).

Karl Kraus was born in Jicin (or Gitschin), Czechoslovaki (then a part of Austria-Hungary) into a Jewish family. His father, Jacob Kraus, was a prosperous paper manufacturer.

When Karl was three, the family moved from Bohemia to Vienna. With Vienna Kraus had a. 7 Nov - Karl Kraus's epic satire about World War One, 'The Last Days of Mankind', 'Die letzten Tage der Menschheit', written in Vienna through the course of the war, against the backdrop of the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire - one of the 20th century's greatest works of literature.

years on, a full translation of Kraus's masterpiece into English pins. The Last Days of Mankind: Karl Kraus and His Vienna by Frank Field () Karl Kraus by W.A.

Iggers () Karl Kraus by H. Zohn () Wittgenstein's Vienna by A. Janik and S. Toulmin () Karl Kraus and the Soul Doctors by T.S. Szasz () Masks of the Prophet: The Theatrical World of Karl Kraus by Kari Grimstad (). Against Mind Medicine of only "two book-length studies in English on Kraus's life and work," ignoring my former colleague Frank Field's The Last Days of Mankind: Karl Kraus and his Vienna.

One hundred years after Austrian satirist Karl Kraus began writing his dramatic masterpiece, The Last Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the day it was first published. Kraus's play enacts the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced toward self-destruction by methods of modern warfare while extolling the glory and ignoring the horror of.

This book of readings of Karl Kraus’ work is in three parts. First there is a series of essays, then a number of poems and more than half the book is a set of excerpts from his long ”drama” The Last Days of Mankind, a satirical condemnation of World War I.

Author:Karl Kraus Language: eng Format: epub Publisher: Yale University Press Published: T+ ACT IV. Scene 1. Vienna on the eve of the American declaration of war. At the corner where the Kärntnerstrasse meets the Ring.

Masked figures and spectral apparitions, arm in arm, in groups of five. The Last Days of Mankind: A Tragedy in Five Acts.

Karl Kraus The Last Days of Mankind: A Tragedy in Five Acts Karl Kraus Intended ‘for a theatre on Mars’, with a cast of nearly five-hundred and running to over two-hundred scenes, Karl Kraus’s apocalyptic tragedy The Last Days of Mankind is the longest, most elaborate play.

Nachts, Schriften von Karl Kraus (Leipzig, Germany), Die letzten Tage der Menschheit: Tragödie in fünf Akten mit Vorspiel und Epilog (play), three volumes, Die Fackel (Vienna, Austria),excerpts translated by Alexander Gode and Sue Ellen Wright as The Last Days of Mankind, edited by Frederick Ungar, Ungar (New York, NY), Image courtesy of: Leith Theatre.

Leith Theatre is proud to present The Last Days of Mankind, the epic anti-war satire by Viennese writer Karl Kraus, as its first full scale major production in over 20 years. The play will preview on Saturday 10 November, followed by the World Premiere opening on Sunday 11 November and run until Friday 16 November.