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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At fourteen they had already mistaken the joys of Hell for the bliss of Paradise, and, later, stood again and jjahnn with empty hands in a completely illuminated world.

Hans Henny Jahn writes: The main character, though, is always the ship. He will no longer trust the chance that might burn him. Can you imagine two more books just like this? Like her, the woman is searching for meaning, but unlike her has been indulged and can’t earn hqns own living. He hanx no mouth any more with which to cry out, and perished in cremation or decomposition, defenseless, scorned, disposed of. As the story progress a surrealistic haze begins to envelop the characters and the narration, and at times plot points are revealed only through subtle insinuation, or in the midst of fever-dream-esque-hallucinations.

Jahnn essentially bursts out the door and races across these pages with machine-gun salvos of his own thoughts and paradoxes. Has she jumped over board? Toward the novel’s end, she tries fitfully to hana out and help a sensitive young upper-class woman who’s just beginning adult life.

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Selected Works of Hans Henny Jahnn contains three excerpts from a larger work Thirteen Uncanny Stories – which has also been translated but is out of print and completely goddamn unavailable and one novella length story The Night of Lead.

And a small corner of the veil of What Happens if lifted. Apr 02, Henrik rated it it was ok. Comparisons to Soupault, Blackwood and de Chirico could be made. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Any survivors to be deemed Pyrrhic.


Jahnn was also a music publisher, focusing on 17th-century organ music. But still it is such a pity that this great and in many ways unique novel is not available in English. Feb 24, Ronald Morton rated it really liked it.

The Ship by Hans Henny Jahnn

Because of this sort of thing, The Ship tends to require attentive reading to avoid disorientation except where the utter dislocation seems intendedbut is all the richer and more rewarding for it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Locked doors sprang open at the touch of an invisible hand, and the supercargo was unwilling to dispel anxiety with an answer.

This is simply something you don’t see in the modern age of cheap, safe, marketable, strained-carrots entertainment. He who was blind a moment ago hurries towards it, his heart pounding with jubilation in his breast.

Contrary to the title, It is certainly not a sea story, but a novel that will reveal itself more and more after every reading.

And here, at the latest, it dawns on jshnn reader that something must be wrong with the ship: Hans Henny Jahnn, the author of The Ship, was not only a famous organ-builder but also the son of a ship carpenter, which helped him to make the description of the ship so convincing.

I like the enigmatic aspects of it but it detours into excessive expositions a bit much. As with Pavese’s final novel, The Moon and the Bonfire, hanns successful, parentless narrator returns home after leaving at a young age.

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Events are presented in a very spare style, in short scenes that take place cinematically, visually. Write a customer review. The rhythm of the writing is very similar to Aylett’s; maybe it was a big influence. The darkness of granite differs not at all from the darkness of an unlighted room, so a wanderer can feel hemmed in even in a vast cavern.

Jahnns is from a shipbuilding family, so he is in the know.

Few of Jahnn’s writings have been translated into English. Refresh and try again. Jahnn was an early advocate of animal rights and also a leading figure in the movement against nuclear arms. hennj


She finds that the trappings of success, or even the striving for them, no longer give her life meaning. Complete Poems English and Italian Edition. Or so seems to one of the themes of terribly under-known and under-translated German expressionist writer Hans Henny Jahnn. The author has a curious habit of slipping in these nostalgic, nature-filed paragraphs to describe the endless layers of a feeling or a stage in a characters life life.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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. First published in ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. But instead of nahnn that outright, Jahnn gives us this: The sea of light dries up.

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Yet as weird as it is; all this sham-storytelling is –in so many ways–divorced from the true content of the book. 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.

Hanw 11, Hams rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yet it is obvious that the author intended jahnnn to know that our ho The Ship is a unique book. The wooden ship is all teak and oak and it looks much too elegant to be an ordinary freighter. This is not to say that the author takes any cheap shortcuts a la ‘it was all a dream’ but the origami-like edges of his descriptions are so ‘folded over-into-themselves’ Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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