My vacation has come and gone, and I have still not finished my first draft of Karl Kraus’s “In these great times.” I do not have any good reasons, and I will spare you all the bad ones. Please know that I am making progress, but this progress is very slow. “In these great times” is an extremely difficult text; harmonizing the tone, for instance, has proven to be more difficult than it has on any other translation I have ever worked on.
Since I will not be able to complete this translation by March 2015, I thought that readers might like to see what I have been able to get into workable form so far. It is not much—only the second paragraph (some 1,500 words). Do feel free to have a look-see. You can read it here.