The Last Days of Mankind. Translated by Fred Bridgham and Edward Timms.
The Austrian-Jewish Kraus [1874-1936] was the foremost German-language satirist of the 20th century. His play enacts the trajectory of the First World War in a collage pulled from conversations heard on the streets of Vienna, political speeches, newspaper editorials, and a wide range of other sources. He records the voices of his countrymen as they careen toward self-destruction. This is the first time the entire play has been translated into English. Yale University Press. 2016. Hb, Dj. NEW. $15.00