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Contents List of Illustrations Preface List of Abbreviations PART ONE: APOCALYPSE POSTPONED 1: The Post-War German Mentality page 1 Innocent Victimizers and the Rise of the Swastika At War with Nature: The Buffalo and the Herd Creeping Fascism and the German Saviour 2: Austrian Identity Politics 23 Divided Loyalties in German-Austria The Antisemitic Consensus Citizenship, Self-Hatred and Self-Esteem Austrian Amnesia and the Executions at Kragujevac 3: International Law and the Clash of Civilizations 50 Kant and the International Court of Justice Bolshevism as a Moral Problem Masaryk and Multicultural Democracy French Rapprochement and Chinese Dream 4: Ink, Technology and Death 77 Diplomats, Telegrams and Lies Propaganda and Poison Gas The Phrases We're Ruled By Weapons of Mass Deception Promotional Trips to Hell PART TWO: CULTURE AND THE PRESS 5: From the Jungle of Press Freedom 104 The New Journalism Snap-shot Photography and Antisemitic Caricature Advertising Scams The Misused Miracle Power without Responsibility 6: The Cultural Field 126 Red Vienna Circles, Clubs and Coffeehouses The Christian and Pan-German Camps Public Morality and Erotic Revolution Polarizing Tendencies and the Radicalism of the Centre 7: The Scene of Writing 146 Between the Study and the Street Polyphonic Voices Gutenberg and the Brungled Imboglio 8: The Chimera of Language 163 Conceptual Muddles Reanimated Metaphors Linguistic Decay and Mongrel Language Apocalyptic Tone and Mosaic Style PART THREE: THE CREATIVE ORIGIN 9: Childhood, Myth and Memory 190 The Battered Child Pedagogic Reform and Education for Humanity Rewriting the Freudian Script Dream-Plays and Anal Psychologists Archetype and Experience 10: Images of Women and Shadows from the Past 216 A Private Nemesis Sexual Ambivalence Eros, Thanatos and the Poets How Women Experience Men Almost Too Much Love 11: The Faith of a Jewish Renegade 251 Forward Striding and Forsakenness Promised Lands and Chosen Places Artistic and Divine Creation The Long Breath of Language Origins and Angels 12: Expressionist Politics and Constructions of the 'Other' 273 Fellow-Travellers and the Syntax of Collective Experience Goebbels and the Emotional Bonds of Community Werfel as Inner Antagonist Rilke and the 'mentalité juive' Mirror Men PART FOUR: DEFENDING THE REPUBLIC 13: Satire and Social Democracy 297 Friedrich Austerlitz and the Capitalist Press Otto Bauer and the Bourgeois World Karl Seitz, Ghosts and Parasites David Bach and the Socialist Cultural Ideal Marxism on Moral Foundations 14: The Twisted Cross 321 Friedrich Funder and the Newspaper Christians Ignaz Seipel and the Salvaging of Souls Richard Kralik and the Christian-Germanic Ideal Hofmannsthal, Reinhardt and the Salzburg World Theatre 'Cloud Cuckoo Land' 15: The Contest for the Law 346 The Rehabilitation of Justice Oskar Samek and the Art of Correction Wall of Judgment and Despairing Righteousness In the Name of the Republic Hangman's Justice 16: Sharks in the Danube 363 Masters of Vienna The Metaphysics of Sharks Stigmatization The Law of Inertia and the Hour of Judgment The Redemption of the City 17: The Destruction of Justice 391 Zigzag Tactics The Burning of the Palace of Justice Mediocrity Drunk with Power The Wounded Republic Beyond Morality PART FIVE: THE POLITICS OF PERFORMANCE 18: Theatre against the Modern Age 415 The Good School of the Burgtheater Life Enhancement and Cultural Memory Jargon Theatre and the Dilemma of Assimilation Berlin Theatrical Affairs The Scene as a Tribunal 19: Dramatic Poetry from Shakespeare to Brecht 444 Visual Spectacle and Theatre of Poetry The Unknown Goethe Dialogues with Music Epic Theatre, Masks and Songs Re-creating Shakespeare 20: Heine, Nestroy and Satirical Verse 469 Heine's Versified Journalism Rhyme, Resistance and Rapport Political Poetry and Acoustic Plausibility Topical Strophes in the Spirit of Nestroy The Educated Audience and the Wild Hunt 21: The Crisis of Musical Culture 493 King Lehar and the City of Songs Wagner and the Total Art Work Musical Ideas: From the Harmonielehre to Lulu 22: Offenbach and the Aryans 519 Double-Tonguing and Role Reversal Operatic Politics: From Richard Strauss to Ernst Krenek Male Voice Choirs and Barbaric Melodies PART SIX: INTO THE THIRD REICH 23: Twilight of Democracy 542 A German-Austrian Communal Destiny? The Enemy Within The Heimwehr as Pacemakers of Fascism The Limits of Satire Goodbye to Berlin 24: Dollfuss and the Defence of Austria 564 Bad Timing War on Two Fronts Double Book-keeping Austria as an Orderly State Propaganda Trips to Prague 25: Third Walpurgis Night 586 Language and Silence Prolixity and Plot Goethe and the Laws of Nature Shakespeare and Secret Murder Hitler's Lethal Synthesis Inferiority Complexes and Machismo 26: National Socialism and the Ethics of Language 611 Modernity, Technology and Newspeak Violence, Duplicity and Hit Tunes Goebbels the Spin Doctor Heidegger's House of Being Diaries in the Night Linguistic-Theological Observations Writing and Erasure Epilogue: Apocalypse and After 645 Karl Kraus in Dachau The Post-War German Revival Virtual Reality Bibliographical Note Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Vienna (Austria) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Austria -- History -- 1918-1938.
Jews -- Austria -- Vienna -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Vienna (Austria) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.