The name of the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus will be known to critical theorists as a major influence on Adorno and Benjamin. However, his work, apparently very difficult to translate, is not widely available in English. I recently bought a second-hand copy of the now out-of-print ‘Karl Kraus Reader’ edited by Harry Zohn (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1984) , which includes a selection of his prose (translated by Zohn) as well as poetry and a play, ‘The Last Days of Mankind’. What I found is a wonderful and hilarious writer whose insights into the idea of ‘progress’ and the role of the press clearly anticipate the Frankfurt School. Because Kraus’s work doesn’t seem to be available in English anywhere else, I decided to scan and upload a few of the more brilliant prose pieces so that interested parties can have a look. Unsure of how copyright works re: out-of-print books but if you do own it and want me to take this down, feel free to email me.