Adam Phillips, 5 March 1987
Show More Karl Kraus: Apocalyptic Satirist by Edward Timms.
Yale, 468 pp., £20, October 1986, 0 300 03611 6Show More
Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half-Truths: Selected Aphorisms of Karl Kraus translated by Harry Zohn.
Carcanet, 128 pp., £3.94, May 1986, 0 85635 580 1Show More
“... as a writer of aphorisms. Auden, for example, in his Faber anthology has 24 entries by Kraus. So Harry Zohn’s Selected Aphorisms, from which I have quoted in this review, is welcome, but also, in a sense, misleading. The aphorisms are inevitably taken out of context, which is of course in the nature of aphorisms: but what kind of picture would one get ...”