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Paul Reitter

Paul Reitter is professor of Germanic languages and literature and director of the Institute of the Humanities at The Ohio State University. He recently collaborated with Jonathan Franzen and Daniel Kehlmann on a volume of Karl Kraus’ writings, The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

Bambi’s Jewish Roots

Bambi’s Jewish Roots

Paul Reitter

Felix Salten was a hack who cultivated ties to the Habsburg court and wrote the bestselling memoir of a fictional prostitute. He was also a charismatic Zionist who outshone Buber on the stage and—not so coincidentally—wrote Bambi.

Dust-to-Dust Song

Dust-to-Dust Song

Paul Reitter

 Nelly Sachs was 50 years old when she fled the Nazis with her mother in 1940. Few would have perdicted that she would receive the Nobel Prize for Literature twenty-six years later.