Something does, on occasion, fall from a torch. A bit of pitch.
Karl Kraus (F 279-280: 5)


post № 12

31 January 2015


Update: In these great times

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.


Happy reading!


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