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Laurence A. Rickels

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675951

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675951.001.0001

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Aristocriticism

Aristocriticism

Karl Kraus

Chapter:
(p.294) Chapter Eight Aristocriticism
Source:
Aberrations of Mourning
Author(s):

Laurence A. Rickels

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675951.003.0009

This chapter examines Karl Kraus’s view on citational praxis. According to Kraus, quotation marks render subliminal our attachment to public opinion. Kraus maintains the “mental substitute for quotation marks” and enhances the fluid nature attached to citation. He champions what Benjamin calls the “Platonic love of language:” citation language indwells as the guarantor that the erotic relations between proximity and distance—between rhyming and naming—will remain always only simultaneously invoked. The chapter also argues that citation lies at the very origin of language, which it both preserves and destroys. And the outer reaches of this origin, which citation renews, are rhyming at one end, and naming at the other.

Keywords:   Karl Kraus, citation, quotation marks, language, proximity

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