Zettels Traum. [Arno Schmidt] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Numbered edition, signed by the author. One of copies. Folio size. It is crossed, and they leave at the other end. At the bridge at the end ~Arno Schmidt, Zettels Traum [Quoted/translated in Innovative Fiction. Esther Yi writes about the German writer Arno Schmidt’s magnum opus, “Zettel’s Traum,” which has been translated into English by John E.

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Published by S. It follows the lives of year-old Daniel Pagenstecher, visiting translators Paul Jacobi and his wife Wilma, and their year-old daughter Franziska.

I have the S. I pity those who don’t relish the challenge.

I wholeheartedly zethels it, or any of his other bo And with that, the time has come for me to write about my experience with this book. The daunting nature of this read — with some 2, words and its oversized pages — has limited commentary, but each new edition, from CD-ROM to S. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Zettels Traum. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality.

View all 26 comments. The Zettel’s Traum page-turning video:: Bottom’s Dream – Canada. The chapter ends around And with that, the time has come for me to write about my experience with this book.

If there weren’t translators who didn’t shy away from a project because of terms such as ‘untranslatable’ and ‘impossible’, we wouldn’t have this and many other works available. And not just puns; Schmidt has his zettes dirty emoticon language, as with this punctuational depiction zeftels sexual intercourse: Archived from the original on 7 May Oct 20, Nathan “N.


Hell, I would traim recommend that Americans in particular read schmmidt Edgar Allen Poe before tackling Schmidt, since the background will be useful and because Poe is a vastly more important author whose influence is hidden in subsequent works high and low alike. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. Dan and Franziska are then left alone and discuss their relationship during the second half of the chapter, which ends with a medical scare.

Zettels Traum by Arno Schmidt

Regardless, full plaudits to Woods and to Dalkey for their pursuit of the literary and the obscure in a time of increasing indifference and cultural illiteracy. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Translation is, as I am wont to say, an impossibility.

Apr 21, Shadday rated it it was amazing.

But he doesn’t concede His taste is misgiven, Because he’s building A stairway to heaven. The real winner here is literature as a whole.

Zettels Traum

Check is in the mail. Poe’s erudite violence, filth, and rage make him the perfect raw material for Schmidt’s comparatively genteel book. The resemblance could be pure coincidence, but the dual structure is zettsls reminiscent of Chomsky’s universal grammar in form, though not in content. If I were to review the English translation, I would have to make another blog zetttels it because of the mission statement of The Untranslated.


Some months from now I’ll be publishing an apocalyptic review of this elsewh Alright, holy fucking shit. If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. But that’s one of the main communal purposes of a book like this: Schjidt box is a clear disappointment.

Fischer Verlag first published This article about a s novel is a stub. Thanks for following my effort! Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: For all that, it’s not as difficult as your typical Dalkey offering, and far easier than Finnegans Wake, scbmidt Schmidt at one time intended to translate, and which looms very large as an influence here.

View all 6 comments. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The sentence—the dread sentence of death—was the last of distinct accentuation which reached my ears. A masterpiece of the trqum order.

The characters continue their discussion of puns and metamorphoses, topics that run throughout the novel. Quotes from Zettels Traum.

Didn’t they already do this with poetry? For English-language readers this publication is a literary event xrno the decade, if not the century. The translators and typesetters all Woods in this one get 5 stars from me.

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