This study explores Karl Kraus’ case against ministerial incentives for tourism enhancement. Kraus covers the overlapping between tourism and war propaganda, as he handles an apparently negligible cultural phenomenon as a symptom for collective spiritual decay. To Kraus, the governmental push to cultivate tourism serves as a diversion for Austrians after the economic uncertainty brought on by the Great War. A case study is made of all the occurrences of the theme in the Buchausgabe (1926) of the drama Die Letzten Tage der Menschheit, together with a selection of articles and glosses from Die Fackel (1899-1936).
|Number of pages||28|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|