About this book
A fascinating literary collaboration between Karl Kraus, a Viennese satirist who lived over 100 years ago, and Jonathan Franzen, one of America's greatest contemporary writers. Painstakingly researched and strikingly original, Franzen not only presents his definitive new translations of Kraus, but annotates them spectacularly, with supplementary notes from Kraus scholar, Paul Reitter, and Austrian writer, Daniel Kehlmann. A fabulous feast of thought, passion and literature.
A great American writer's confrontation with a great European critic - a personal and intellectual awakening.