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The Resource Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum : an analysis, Volker Max Langbehn

Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum : an analysis, Volker Max Langbehn

Label
Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum : an analysis
Title
Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum
Title remainder
an analysis
Statement of responsibility
Volker Max Langbehn
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arno Schmidt (1914-1979) is considered one of the most daring and influential writers of postwar Germany; the Germanist Jeremy Adler has called him a 'giant of postwar German literature.' Schmidt was awarded the Fontane Prize in 1964 and the Goethe Prize in 1973, and his early fiction has been translated into English to high critical acclaim, but he is not a well-known figure in the English-speaking world, where his complex work remains at the margins of critical inquiry. Volker Langbehn's book introduces Schmidt to the English-speaking audience, with primary emphasis on his most famous novel, 'Zettel's Traum'. One reviewer called the book an 'elephantine monster' because of its unconventional size (folio format), length (1334 pages and over 10 million characters), and unique presentation of text in the form of notes, typewritten pages, parallel columns, and collages. The novel narrates the life of the main characters, Daniel Pagenstecher, Paul Jacobi and his wife Wilma, and their teenage daughter Franziska. In discussing the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, the four engage in the problems connected with a translation of Poe. Langbehn's study investigates how literary language can mediate or account for the world of experiences and for concepts. Schmidt's use of unconventional presentation formats challenges us to analyze how we think about reading and writing literary texts. Instead of viewing such texts as a representation of reality, Schmidt's novel destabilizes this unquestioned mode of representation, posing a radical challenge to what contemporary literary criticism defines as literature. No comprehensive study of 'Zettel's Traum' exists in English. Volker Langbehn is associate professor of German at San Francisco State University
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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1959-
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Langbehn, Volker Max
Dewey number
833/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2638.M453
LC item number
Z769 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Schmidt, Arno
Label
Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum : an analysis, Volker Max Langbehn
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The art of writing in columns -- 2. Schmidt's concept of literary realism -- 3. The Etym theory -- 4. Tropes of subversion -- 5. Schmidt's reading of Freud's ego-development
Control code
CR9781571136268
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum : an analysis, Volker Max Langbehn
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The art of writing in columns -- 2. Schmidt's concept of literary realism -- 3. The Etym theory -- 4. Tropes of subversion -- 5. Schmidt's reading of Freud's ego-development
Control code
CR9781571136268
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781571132611
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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