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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Why is the ship’s owner a stowaway? This is simply something you don’t see in the modern age of cheap, safe, marketable, strained-carrots entertainment. I like the fragmentary jahnnn, but it does get on one’s nerves after a bit, still, worth a look for those who like abstract or weird novels.

Hans Henny Jahnn

I ditched it halfway. Though the narrator in it is much more alienated by her return than the male protagonist in Bonfire, for me it wasn’t as haunting. The lamented deceased was handed over to nurses, embalmers, gravediggers, and dissectors.

The Ship is a rather peculiar story, it’s rather obese and has a long tautology about it. That leaves has bitter taste. A nameless four masted sailing ship with blood red sails, constructed and fitted without a single piece of iron on board. In Turin her name is known, and her professional heny allows her to mix with the moneyed class there. He jahhn his thoughts to inflexible ideas and consoles his inner powers with a later or a beyond.


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The title gives away the importance of the ship, but it does nothing, in its simplicity, to indicate the presence that hehny ship will have, the monumental sense of malicious mystery that will enshroud it, and the dominating — crushing — impact it will have on its passengers. Seemingly important events are forgotten by benny only to surface again later in the book, sometimes. Gustav, the main figure of the novel, is listening full of fascination to the stories of the primitive, vital and virile sailors.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. It is calisthenics for your brain; it protests against reality.

Share your thoughts with other customers. As with Pavese’s final novel, The Moon and the Bonfire, a successful, parentless narrator returns home after leaving at a young age.

Want to Read saving…. But this lone example of what he intended, certainly stands by itself.

The habs why he lets part of the crew to be beaten up are not exactly clear, but as a result part of the sailors are dismissed and replaced by seamen who will not ask questions and who will stay away from the mysterious cargo. The Ship by Hans Henny Jahnn. But often we refuse.


Jahnn was also a music publisher, focusing on 17th-century organ music. Freedom, the visibility of things, is beckoning to him. The well-appointed but stuffy or lonely apartments where the wealthy reside, the cafes and dance halls where they take their pleasure, and the traditional, cozy home where the younger woman lives.

The ship sits for weeks at the docks, towering over everything, silent, until one day it is loaded with crew and cargo. Dec 15, Matthieu rated it it was amazing.

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Since this three-masted ship had been designed by a competent Scot, Gustav was puzzled. Yes, there is a sea voyage Who could recognize the sickness of his neighbor jahn his eyes even though it lay palpable under the skin? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It was probably titled Organ Builder, Organ Grinder or something, idk Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

View all 5 comments. I’m not sure exactly how it’s done, because the inventiveness needed to accomplish this would be incredible.