READING IN / Kraus in Vienna

A master of the pithy aphorism, Karl Kraus created a body of work that provides biting cultural satire of the Viennese and Austrian society of his time – all in highly quotable language.


Karl Kraus was born in Austria in the late 19th century and spent much of his life in Vienna. Perhaps best known for his aphorisms, Kraus also authored several satirical plays and essays (another Austrian author – Stefan Zweig – once referred to Kraus as “the master of venomous ridicule”). Much of Kraus’s critiques were directed at media and journalists as well as the nascent psychoanalysis in vogue in Vienna at the time.


From In these Great Times

📷 : Vienna, Austria / June 2016

From Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths

📷 : Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria / June 2016

From Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths

📷 : Vienna, Austria / June 2016

From Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths

📷 : Vienna, Austria / June 2016

From Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths

📷 : St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria / June 2016

From Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths

📷 : Vienna, Austria / June 2016

From Die Fackel (The Torch)

📷 : Vienna, Austria / June 2016


See also:

Austria Dossier

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