Karl Kraus





Karl Kraus

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born
in Jičín, Czech Republic
April 28, 1874

died
June 12, 1936

gender
male

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Karl Kraus was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He is considered the first major European satirist since Jonathan Swift. He directed his satire to the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics.


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