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Karl Kraus
(1874-1936) born on
Apr 28
Austrian journalist, critic, playwright, poet. He has been compared to Juvenal and Jonathan Swift for his satiric vision and command of language.
         
   
F
If one reads a newspaper only for information, one does not learn the truth, not even the truth about the paper. The truth is that the newspaper is not a statement of contents but the contents themselves; and more than that, it is an instigator.

R
Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
A
The agitator seizes the world. The artist is seized by it.
N
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
K
The discovery of the North Pole is one of those realities which could not be avoided. It is the wages which human perseverance pays itself when it thinks that something is taking too long.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "In These Great Times," speech, 19 Nov. 1914, Vienna (published in: Die Fackel, Vienna, Dec. 1914; repr. in In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
R: Pro Domo et Mundo, ch. 4 (1912; repr. in Half-Truths and One-And-A Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms, "Riddles out of Solutions," ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
A: Die Fackel, 2/15/1909
N: "The Discovery of the North Pole," in Die Fackel, no. 287 (Vienna, Sept. 1909; repr. in In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
K: "The Discovery of the North Pole," in Die Fackel (Vienna, 1909; repr. in In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. by Harry Zohn, 1976).
   


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