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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 inuiry Volker Langbehn's book introduces Schmidt to the English speaking audience with primary emphasis on his An opening pair of statementsWhat this is not and it really is stating the obvious a breezy guide to reading Bottom’s Dream the Woodsing or English of What this is Solid analysis large in scope incredibly insightful but of Zettels Traum the 1970 GermanFor those still interested dust off your German or in my case phrases pulled from some Scon bank paired with a Smartphone translator app allowing me to play spot the difference with BD – oh the wonders of technology have a copy of BDZT handy and maybe a stack of Schmidt’s early works either physically or somewhere in memory Dalkey’s 4 volumes should suffice for the English reader and only volume 1 is really a prereuisite read to get most of the idea behind how Schmidt evolved his writings over the yearsEspecially since I couldn’t grasp the punning Schmidt displays in German and it is mentioned in the conclusion that a translation destroys “the nuances of Schmidt’s play with language” it makes you appreciate allthe the word juggling finesse Woods has displayed within his translation of ZT of which us English readers should be forever grateful of what he’s created and will probably solidify some ideas you have floating around your head regarding the ZT text Everything in this is good stuff especially an interesting section looking into Schmidt’s reading of FreudPossibly worth brushing up on that Freud and by extension basic Lacan an intro book maybe? Or; Seminar II Seminar II Mostly for Lacan’s Poe reading as the section regarding the creation of the Ego might be a little confusing for anyone not acuainted with their ideas nothing massively confusingimpenetrable though For me this was worth it and the cheap paperback copies don’t cost a whole lot to get a hold of useful for the mono bilingual alike but weigh up if it’s worth it to you Flick through this every now and then or use it as a bank of recommendations for other works to read I do wish I had a copy of the Schmidt RoCF oh well it’ll have to stay on my wishlist until I find one An Aside I started Woodsing this in the beginning and produced slip in pages of corresponding passages Alas the uotes came thick and fast and I just didn’t have the time to continue I’ve just grown to love Schmidt that much maybe one day I’ll finish that an eBook of BD would be useful for that since I was typing up passages complete with punctuation

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Arno Schmidt's Zettel's Traum An Analysis Studies in German Literature Linguistics and CultureMost 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 uniue 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 I struggled over what to jot down about this complex little volume or whether I should write nothing The analysis itself covers some pretty heavy philosophical ground particularly in the area of language mind and cognitive science and I was afraid once I started to analyze the analysis I would soon find myself bogged down in a lengthy and time consuming endeavor And that's just what happenedThough my graduate work in the philosophy of mind and language is now many decades in my past – I haven't stayed current with research in the field – reading this work by Langbehn brought to mind a host of past reading and study – the pragmatics and speech acts of Austin Searle Harnish Bach and Grice; the philosophy of mind work by Fodor Ryle Dennett Lewis Chalmers and others; and of course studies in the philosophy of language by Wittgenstein Kripke Chomsky Russell Putnam Davidson Katz uine and others Though these philosophers are not mentioned in this book their work came to mind often as I read Langbehn Against my better judgement I decided to forge ahead and attempt a brief outline of some of the critical points as I understand them that they might serve as guideposts to aid me in my own journey through Bottom's Dream which I hope to start before the end of the year This is Langbehn then filtered through me through my own interpretive lens and any misunderstanding or misrepresentation of Langbehn's analysis or theories – or Schmidt's – is my fault alone 1 WRITING IN COLUMNS The columns are divided by theme a The “center column reflects the events of the years between 1965 and 1969” 15 b The left column contains discussions of Poe's writings c The right column “contains extensive uotations from literature myth and devotional texts and other references” 15 These are intended as supplements to the discussions at hand “The key to understanding the text lies in the relation between the columns” 17 See INTERTEXTUALITY below – hint everything is connected And by the way eventually the columns will change2 INTERTEXTUALITY Schmidt recognized that it is impossible to be free of the influence of other texts – the interconnection among texts by way of devices like allusion uotation pastiche parody etc adds layers of depth to a reading which is further influenced by the reader's prior knowledge of other subjects and familiarity with other literary texts And since all texts are connected in some way to that which came before any hope of discovering origin of authorship is lost thus uotation marks are meaningless and the boundary between text and intertext disappears “Only the reader's presence establishes the presence of the other; without his or her act of reading there is no writing or thinking” 313 AUTHOR AS POLYHISTORIAN Dan Pagenstecher speaks of the book as “an encyclopedia” 44 is he referring to 'Bottom's Dream' itself? Schmidt cites such various disciplines as architecture painting mathematics astronomy cosmology psychology history contemporary culture making BD something of an encyclopedia but without clear division of disciplines here again the ideas of Intertextuality and Interconnection Just as the boundary between text and intertext has fallen so too the boundaries between areas of knowledge – All is material for our “reconfiguration of knowledge” The text has significance in its relationship to other texts a relationship which is in itself reflexive The encyclopedia is without Bottom­4 THE EXTENDED MIND GAME That The Extended Mind Game TEMG is an important concept in Schmidt's literary philosophy is clear from its freuent mention in this analysis; though Langbehn's attempts at a clear and concise definition seems to elude him in my opinionWhat first intrigued me about Schmidt's concept was that it reminded me of The Extended Mind Theory first proposed by Andy Clark and David Chalmers in a late 90s paper of the same name The theory goes something like this There is a lot in our minds that is not in consciousness – there are memories and recollections all sorts of information data instructions directions – which we say is part of our mind but only occasionally brought into consciousness if all is in good working order when we need it desire it There is also information we've off loaded from consciousness to text phones laptops notebooks or photographs The Extended Mind Theory says that these external objects and importantly the information they carry are part of mind Mind extends beyond the boundary of bone and skin and these 'extensions' play an active part in our cognitive life As one can imagine this theory is not without controversy See their article here reprinted in 2010 Clark A and Chalmers D The Extended Mind The Extended Mind Cambridge MA MIT Press 2010I'm not suggesting that Schmidt's Extended Mind Game is in any way similar to Chalmer's theory the origin of the two concepts separated by decades however I do see Chalmer's Extended Mind as providing some theoretical support to Schmidt's Game And I'll leave that discussion right thereLangbehn hints at a definition of Schmidt's concept in different guises throughout the book In an attempt to arrive at a clear understanding of the TEMG I tentatively cautiously offer this The Extended Mind Game is the interplay between consciousness and the unconscious the discourse if you will between them which can take the form of dreams or commonly Creative Imagination What this means in practice is TEMG is a process of recollection the opening of the unsconscious through the metaphor of language which – and this is my tie in to the Chalmer's theory includes recollection through the language of literature through the Extended Mind via the etym That's my interpretation; here are the varied ways Langbehn approaches The Extended Mind Game“For instance the Extended Mind Game Längeres Gedankenspiel of the participants in the right column explains to a certain extent the left column” 16“Schmidt's montages provoke the Extended Mind Game or in Benjamin's terms reflective experience” 22“Schmidt consitutes time and space through three modes of consciousness and cognition the process of recollection the remembering of the most recent past and the Extended Mind Game already identified as a form of reflective experience” 39“If temporality appears only in fragmented form then events present themselves only through the Extended Mind Game as memory and anticipation” 42”“This constant reconfiguration of knowledge confirms the Extended Mind Game as an infinite act of reflection” 45“Schmidt's texts are the product of imagination since the Extended Mind Game functions as the fictional representation of literary production” 64“The Extended Mind Game the process of recollection the emphasis on internal and external experiences and the dream are already the precursors for the detailed description of the human psyche and the etym theory in Zettel's Traum” 95“The Extended Mind Game as the metaphor par excellence” 108 109“As a process of recollection the Extended Mind Game relies on a figurative character of language” 109“The Extended Mind Game as creative imagination plays between the discourses of conscious thought and of the unconscious” 1785 LITERARY REALISM Schmidt wanted to emulate in his text the “lack of continuity typical of modern existence” a literature that reflected real life Even our memory is “often random in its associations” 60 Everything we have discussed to this point supports his Literary Realism Intertextuality writing in columns and the breakdown between areas of knowledge forces the reader to his own interpretation to endless interpretations 6 THE ETYM “Etyms are morphemes or word roots unknown to conscious thought which Pagenstecher uses to demonstrate the activities of the unconscious” 15 What Schmidt appea