Karl Kraus, the great Austrian essayist, playwright, and cranky observer of mankind, is one of my favorite authors, so it is with great pleasure that I report to you, in the words of the Literary Saloon:
Karl Kraus died in 1936, and so as of this year his work is in the public domain in Austria — which also means they’ve now been able to open the doors to the Austrian Academy Corpus digital edition of his journal Die Fackel (‘The Torch’):
The AAC digital edition of the journal Die Fackel, edited by Karl Kraus from 1899 to 1936, offers free online access to the 37 volumes, 415 issues, 922 numbers, comprising more than 22.500 pages and 6 million wordforms.
The AAC-FACKEL contains a fully searchable database of the entire journal with various indexes, search tools and navigation aids in an innovative and highly functional graphic design interface, in which all pages of the original are available as digital texts and as facsimile images.
Unfortunately, for some inscrutable reason they require you to register, but it’s free and a relatively minor imposition considering the wealth now open to you (assuming you read German). Thanks, as so often, to wood s lot for the news.