Last Days of Mankind ( Die Letzten Tage der Menschheit )
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Last Days of Mankind ( Die Letzten Tage der Menschheit )

A drama by Karl Kraus. This writer believes that this play was written as “military theater.” This stage work first appeared in book form in May 1922, having previously been printed in four special editions of the Magazine Die Fackel (1918/1919). The work was reprinted in December 1922 and in 1926, on each occasion in revised form, for a total printing of 23,000 copies. The play has remained the most reprinted work of the Austrian writer Karl Kraus (1874–1936).

This antiwar book documents in dialogue form what “they” – the wage…

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Pfäfflin, Friedrich, “Last Days of Mankind ( Die Letzten Tage der Menschheit )”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 18 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0349>
First published online: 2015



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