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

Selected Aphorisms

Edited and translated by Harry Zohn
"An aphorism never coincides with the truth: it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths," wrote Kraus. The aphorism was "a sub-genre [Kraus] considered the height of linguistic integrity. . . . With the help of notes and introductions by Zohn, the subtlety and archness of Kraus’ linguistic gifts shine through."—Peter Filkins, Bloomsbury Review

"Kraus is a superb aphorist."—D. J. Enright, New York Review of Books

135 pages | 5 x 8 | © 1976, 1986

Literature and Literary Criticism: Germanic Languages

Table of Contents

Karl Kraus: An Introduction
With my narrow horizon
Riddles out of solutions
In hollow heads
In this war we are dealing . . .
Not for women but against men
Lord, forgive them . . .
Selected Bibliography

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