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The Last Days of Mankind
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The Austrian Jewish author Karl Kraus (1874-1936) was the foremost German-language satirist of the twentieth century. As editor of the journal Die Fackel (The Torch) he conducted a sustained critique of propaganda and the press, expressed through polemical essays, witty aphorisms, and resonant poems. Edward Timms, founding director of the University of Sussex Centre for German-Jewish Studies, is best known for his two-volume study Karl Kraus-Apocalyptic Satirist. The title of his memoirs, Taking Up the Torch, reflects his long-standing interest in Kraus's journal. Fred Bridgham is the author of wide-ranging studies in German literature, history, and the history of ideas. His translations of lieder and opera include Hans Werner Henze's The Prince of Homburg for performance by English National Opera.

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"[A] remarkable achievement-in a translation by Fred Bridgham and Edward Timms that is itself a remarkable achievement ... The Last Days of Mankind, Kraus' unsparing evisceration of Austrian hypocrisy during World War I, deserves to be considered one of the classics of that war's literature, and like all great works, its specific criticisms continue to resonate a century later."-Mitchell Abidor, Jewish Currents -- Mitchell Abidor Jewish Currents "Full of inventive apercus and devastating moments of humanity's inhumanity ... [and] eminently readable."-J. O. Wipplinger, Choice -- J. O. Wipplinger Choice Winner of the 2016 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work, sponsored by the Modern Language Association. -- Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation Modern Language Association

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