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.
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie|
|State||Published - 2010|