That the kraus project fails to do justice to kraus or to franzens own views is our loss vehement denial is a reliable sign that an insight has hit the mark says franzen at one point echoing . The kraus project is jonathan franzens showdown with modern times anybody with an interest in german literature is going to run into karl kraus sooner or later the kraus project is an uneasy introduction to kraus if any. In the kraus project jonathan franzen translates essays by karl kraus and opines on them. The kraus project by jonathan franzen et al farrar straus giroux 2013 the kraus referred to in the title of jonathan franzens latest book is karl kraus a fin de siecle viennese satirist who used his own money and ego to single handedly put out the gadfly periodical die fackel which intrigued the citys intelligentsia until kraus stopped publishing it. The kraus project has its origins in the literary interests and educational development of jonathan franzen well before he became an accomplished american novelist franzen studied in munich on the junior year abroad program from 1979 1980 after graduating franzen furthered his german studies in
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