After numerous requests


Herr Maximilian Harden has decided to finally acquiesce and to write down the word “birthday,” but he did so under the condition that, on this historic day, he be permitted to speak of “Kleios Erzgriffel.” There was nothing anyone could do.


Karl Kraus

Translated by Peter Winslow



Source text


Kraus, K. “Auf vielfache Bitten.” Die Fackel. Nos. 345-346. (1912): 49. Print.