And so he did. You hear me Georg? You're a child and you writ OK. You're a child and you write about another child. Don't look at me like that. I'm more than twice as old as you ever were. Where am I? Oh yes, yes, Lenz went to Oberlin to seek help. And Oberlin was a nice guy. He invented Kindergarten didn't he? He was nice. But it didn't work. It'sand it'sand it. Not for Lenz, not for anybody. And where is Nash? Hey, Nash, you're supposed to be dead. You died like two days ago, didn't you? At least Nash got old.
Oberlin got old too. Oberlin, you're nice. And Georg! View all 10 comments. Mar 31, Jimmy rated it liked it Shelves: archipelagogermanyand-a-half-starsmalenovelyears. An early example of the blending of fiction and non-fiction in this novelization of German playwright Jakob Lenz. Focusing only on a short period of Lenz's life, it shows his slow descent into madness, but notably leaves out all other context in terms of what led up to any of this, and what happens afterwards. Philipp Hochmair - Lenz (CD) effect is strange, though I can't put it into words why.
The prose is very interesting also. There is a quality to it, where the kind of depression Lenz was going through seeps down in An early example of the blending of fiction and non-fiction in this novelization of German playwright Jakob Lenz. There is a quality to it, where the kind of depression Lenz was going through seeps down into the descriptions even though it is narrated in third person.
It's very subtle, but it seems like these landscapes should be somehow more energetic, more colorful than they are described here. Or maybe that's not it Maybe they are beautiful, but there is Untitled - Georg Büchner certain distance in the voice, as if to say "what is it to me if it's beautiful? One has to love mankind in order to penetrate into the unique existence of each being, nobody can be too humble, too ugly, only then can you understand them; the most insignificant face makes a deeper impression than the mere sensation of beauty and one can allow the figures to emerge without copying anything into them Philipp Hochmair - Lenz (CD) the outside where no life, no muscle, no pulse surges or swells.
This beautiful Archipalego edition includes 3 secondary texts: Oberlin's journals which Buchner bases many of his facts on, to the point of copying some sections word for wordGoethe's short account of Lenz which is unfairly tainted by personal bias and animosity and the translator's afterword Philipp Hochmair - Lenz (CD) was very helpful, especially towards the end, for making heads or tails of this book.
May 03, Troy rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in Deleuze's Lenz is in a process of schizophrenic becoming.
Lenz wanders to a priest's house and, Lenz, well, Lenz is in the process of what we might call "losing it. But we, the reader, are in Lenz's skin. So we lose it with him and also feel the rapture of breaking conventions and mis-seeing the world and reality. And what is reality? Gossamer thin, ruptured by the roaring silence on the mountains. Untitled - Georg Büchner it's short. The novella; not the insanity which is short in words. A quick read for walking.
I've been reading books on people who go insane. I don't know. I hope it's not a reflection! I've been reading books that are fake history but not historical fiction, that falsely bound genre. Surely it's not a reflection. Now I want to read Lenz, the playwright. And Deleuze and Guattari's take is good but Lenz does not become-stone. Not really. Not that it matters. If you want to fall into a decent example of third person insanity; an example backed up by "reality;" an example that is the "inception of European modernist prose" gag then read this.
Read this. Shelves: school. Boring book, stupid story. Unfortunately there were only very few books in school that were actually good. Sep 25, Adam Dalva rated it really liked it. This edition is critical - a bizarre hybrid of found text, early modernism, and medical writing.
To see how Buchner drew from his source material is satisfying. First read: Jan 12, Erik Neil rated it it was amazing. Very Romantic Sensibility.
I appreciated the alpine setting of trees and mountains and the themes of extreme religious devotion which are linked to the mental state of Lenz. Beauty, picturesque scenes, and the importance of art in life are also part of the novella. Shelves: prose. A wonderful incomplete novella - the nature descriptions start it off like a "classic" German romantic novel, then it turns very modern in its description of the deteriorating mental status of Lenz.
It's great how the narration is in third person but is still influenced by Lenz' mental status due to paranoid schizophrenia - for example, when he doesn't know what he's doing and loses his memory, the narration skips to afterwards.
Sadly we will never know what happens to Lenz in the end as this is A wonderful incomplete novella - the nature descriptions start it off like a "classic" German romantic novel, then it turns very modern in its description of the deteriorating mental status of Lenz. Sadly we will never know what happens to Lenz in the end as this is incomplete, but everything that needed to be said has been said.
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