Franzen, Jonathan The Kraus Project

ISBN 13: 9780007517435

The Kraus Project

3.34 avg rating
( 278 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780007517435: The Kraus Project

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 ‘The Kraus Project’, 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, ‘The Kraus Project’ is a feast of thought, passion and literature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

From the reviews of The Kraus Project:

‘Franzen is still saying something important. Also Kraus can be a joy … you can understand why Franzen likes him, and he sees a dearth of such elegance today’ Sunday Times

‘The Kraus Project is tremendously readable and is refreshingly sceptical of the cult of digital cool. Franzen’s prose has an appealing briskness and polemical force, quite different in style from the high burnish of his long, deliberative, multi-layered literary novels … as an exercise in controlled rage and as a celebration of and introduction to Karl Kraus it works just so’ Financial Times

About the Author:

Jonathan Franzen was born in 1959 and graduated from Swarthmore College. He has lived in Boston, Spain, New York, Colorado Springs and Philadelphia. His other novels are ‘The Twenty-Seventh City’, ‘Strong Motion’, ‘The Corrections’ and ‘Freedom’. He is also the author of two collections of non-fiction, ‘How To Be Alone’ and ‘Farther Away’ and ‘The Discomfort Zone’, a memoir. His fiction and non-fiction appear frequently in the ‘New Yorker’ and ‘Harper’s’, and he was named one of the best American novelists under forty by ‘Granta’ and the ‘New Yorker’. He lives in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jonathan Franzen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2013. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007517435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Franzen, Jonathan
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800075174350000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jonathan Franzen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 222 x 141 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 The Kraus Project , 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, The Kraus Project is a feast of thought, passion and literature. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007517435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jonathan Franzen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Kraus Project, Jonathan Franzen, 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 'The Kraus Project', 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, 'The Kraus Project' is a feast of thought, passion and literature. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007517435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jonathan Franzen
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 222 x 141 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 The Kraus Project , 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, The Kraus Project is a feast of thought, passion and literature. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007517435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Franzen, Jonathan
Published by Harpercollins Publishers (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Publishers, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 250 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007517432

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

JONATHAN FRANZEN
Published by HARPER COLLINS (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007517435 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0979116

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jonathan Franzen
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. Book Condition: New. 144mm x 224mm x 34mm. 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 .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.475. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007517435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 22.45
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jonathan Franzen
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. Book Condition: New. 144mm x 224mm x 34mm. 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 pen.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.475. Bookseller Inventory # 9780007517435

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 22.45
From Australia to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jonathan Franzen / Karl Kraus
Published by Fourth Estate, London (2013)
ISBN 10: 0007517432 ISBN 13: 9780007517435
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Fiction First
(Congleton, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2013. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A fine unread 1st impression in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by Jonathan Franzen on the title page. Essays by Karl Kraus. Translated and annotated by Jonathan Franzen with assistance and additional notes from Paul Reitter and Daniel Kehlmann. A bilingual edition. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 007317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds