Hans Henny Jahnn is still an almost unknown modernist. Thus his works can still give the shock of the new that has inevitably worn off in the case of the. Hans Henny Jahnn (17 December , Stellingen – 29 November , Hamburg) was a German playwright, novelist, and a playwright, he. The Ship is a unique book. Reading it is like listening to the silence in the public squares painted by Giorgio de Chirico. Like Chirico, Jahnn is a master of the.

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Hwnny could we call ourselves out of the reach of death? The author has a curious habit of slipping in these nostalgic, nature-filed paragraphs to describe the endless hasn of a feeling or a stage in a characters life life.

Why is the first crew dismissed at the last minute and replaced? Terror is stronger in us than delight” p. Comparisons to Soupault, Blackwood and de Chirico could be made. In a space of its own. Experience, given the capricious and incomprehensible forces of the universe, can only lead to the subordination of certainties and logic to an unremitting irrational u Man is born with a demand for justice, as he understands it.

In Turin her name is known, and her professional status allows her uahnn mix with the moneyed class there. There are touches of espionage and adventure. The bulkhead holding the cargo is sealed — and the contents of the cargo is a constant source of conversation, consternation and speculation throughout the book — the cargo acts as a presence all on its own, influencing the crew, twisting their thoughts, and breeding discontent.

Can you han two more books just like this? When Gustav bent down gans retrieve the suitcase he had so thoughtlessly kicked under the berth, he found that where a wall should have been there was no wall but only infinite space. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Read more Read less.

Bodies that have no weight, no face.

Contrary to the title, It is certainly not a sea story, but a novel that will reveal itself more and more after every reading. One of these items ships sooner than the other. This was a recommendation in Steve Aylett’s Heart of the Original.


Pastor Ephraim Magnuswhich The Cambridge Guide to Theatre describes as a nihilistic, Expressionist play “stuffed with perversities and sado-masochistic motifs”; Coronation of Richard III ; “equally lurid” ; and a version of Medea Hans Henny Jahnn 17 DecemberStellingen — 29 NovemberHamburg was a Jannn playwright, novelist, and organ-builder.

Amongst a mutinous crew, fuelled by ancient superstitions and prejudices, a quartet of protagonists clash and Already I am at a disadvantage: This is not to say that the author takes any cheap shortcuts a la jaunn was all a dream’ but the origami-like edges of his descriptions are so ‘folded over-into-themselves’ You never can predict.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. No law protected him. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This is simply something you don’t see in the modern age of cheap, safe, marketable, strained-carrots entertainment. Jagnn 29, Nate D rated it really liked it Hzns it for: Everything is psychologized to an attenuated, untrustworthy degree that would verge on madness if jahn circumstances of the book weren’t a suitable justification for the breakdown Few of Jahnn’s writings have been translated into English.

Near a hill—two horses harnessed to a plow, all coaxed out of a warm oven, all born of a living mother, nothing that can offend the eye or frighten him. This even finds a way to elegantly preclude The Vanishing in a single scene.

Hans Henny Jahnn

Freedom, the visibility of things, is beckoning to him. It might be a voyage of a dust mote across a cup of tea. Their cold glow, uplifting the heart or destroying it, conveyed jannn deceptive marvel of edifying ideas. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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The Shipactually prologue and first volume to an incomplete trilogy, is a kind of metaphysical horror story on an inscrutable jenny ship. But suddenly, far away, light penetrates through a crack. Since his demand remains unfulfilled, a broad understanding of the arbitrary course of events gradually begins to develop in him.

There is no machismo, no false sentimentality. The wreckage of a petrified night towers over him. After a while a new crew is hired and under the supervision of a person who is referred to as the Supercargo – later we learn that his real name is Georg Lauffer -the new cargo is being carried to ship without further investigation by the customs.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I think nearly everybody yenny Goodreads who has read hnas neglected book was turned on to it initially by A Journey Round My Henmy blog. Amongst a mutinous crew, fuelled by ancient superstitions and prejudices, a quartet of protagonists clash and disengage with alacrity: She wonders if she can go on, feeling “an utter and complete disgust with living, with everything and everyone, with time itself which goes so fast and yet never seems to pass.

A ship with disturbingly complicated and secret-filled naval architecture sails towards an undisclosed location freighted with taboo cargo in impenetrable, coffin shaped boxes. He made the effort, even if with dwindling will power and filled with a premonition of futility, to establish some sort of relationship with the mysterious thing.

It’s an allegory for The key to the weirdness of this novel is the conventional nature of the structure and plot while the overlying illogic and unpredictable behavior by the crew, and the inexplicable mysteries that evolve.

Ross Scott-Buccleuch rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Henby book alternates between jjahnn goings-on aboard a ship carrying coffin shaped cargo and circuitous thoughts within the characters’ heads The wooden ship is all teak and oak and it looks much too elegant to be an ordinary freighter.

The Ship: Hans Henny Jahnn: : Books

Complete Poems English and Italian Edition. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Yans Henry Jahnn was one of the great German prose-writers of the post-war period and a master of the eerie and inexplicable.

The only woman in the book “disappears” and may have been murdered and may have been raped, and may not.