Von Räumen, Säumen und Grenzen: Konzeptualisierungen der Grenze zwischen Jacob Grimm, Friedrich Ratzel und Carl Schmitt

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-48
JournalZeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie
Volume129
StatePublished - 2010

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