Das lauern des objekts: Schreibszenen bei Jean Paul und Friedrich Theodor Vischer

Translated title of the contribution: The lurking of the object: Writing scenes in the works of Jean Paul and Friedrich Theodor Vischer

Jörg Kreienbrock*

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Abstract

This essay examines the various 'writing scenes' (R. Campe) that can be found in Jean Paul's "Siebenkäs" and Friedrich Theodor Vischer's "Auch Einer" as moments of failing inspiration and disturbances of the writer's desired idyll (J. Tismar). Objects of everyday life (furniture, writing utensils, household appliances) interrupt the petty-bourgeois writer's writing process. The idyll - prerequisite for and result of undisturbed literary production - is transformed into a dissonant space of painful dysfunction and recalcitrant objects in which the harmonious mediation of subject and object, writer and environment is bound to fail.

Translated title of the contributionThe lurking of the object: Writing scenes in the works of Jean Paul and Friedrich Theodor Vischer
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)515-531
Number of pages17
JournalZeitschrift fur Deutsche Philologie
Volume129
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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