The School for Atheists

The School for Atheists Published originally in The School for Atheists is one of the great works of fiction by the renowned German novelist Arno Schmidt whose masterpiece is Zettel s Traum often compared

  • Title: The School for Atheists
  • Author: Arno Schmidt John E. Woods
  • ISBN: 9781892295965
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published originally in 1972, The School for Atheists is one of the great works of fiction by the renowned German novelist Arno Schmidt 1914 1979 , whose masterpiece is Zettel s Traum, often compared to Joyce s Finnegans Wake Complex in plot, the novel permits a traditional reading than many of Schmidt s works The year is 2014 in Tellingstedt near the Danish borderPublished originally in 1972, The School for Atheists is one of the great works of fiction by the renowned German novelist Arno Schmidt 1914 1979 , whose masterpiece is Zettel s Traum, often compared to Joyce s Finnegans Wake Complex in plot, the novel permits a traditional reading than many of Schmidt s works The year is 2014 in Tellingstedt near the Danish border The city is now a reservation in which the few German survivors of the atomic war exist, overseen by the United States A story within a story play within a play, the wonder of this book lies not only in its plot but in its intricacy of allusion and references to Jules Verne and Shakespeare.Arno Schmidt is the author of Radio Dialogues, Volumes 1 and 2.

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    1. c) L I T E R A T U R E would, instantly, be the Highest ! -Hmyes. What to write about this=thing here. No, it’s not the Big Book. That’ll come later. But it’s no mere kleinigkeit ; well, nor is it exactly as roach=crushing as I may have, . well -; at first thought thinking it’d be pretty dense. Hmyes. Den=city --; there is some of that. But, you know I’ve seen denser(!) ; I’ve seen denser from Schmidt too. Nono not attall. This one is really rather quite charming in that almost, I’ [...]

    2. The School for Atheists was the second of Schmidt’s three “typoscript” novels, published after Zettel’s Traum (Bottom’s Dream) and preceding Evening Edged in Gold. Like ZT/BD the book is structurally playful – images embedded in text, marginalia that can span the length of the page – and yet it is not as overwhelming as ZT/BD. Where ZT/BD had a fairly constant 3/4 column structure – constancy here does not lend itself to readability; the multi-column structure of ZT/BD was the la [...]

    3. Entwurf (unfertig)Das Leben in einem Reservat, nicht unter Indianern, sondern an der Eider beschreibt Arno Schmidt in der SCHULE DER ATHEISTEN. Wie so oft in seinen Büchern hat ein atomarer Krieg politische Grenzen und Daseinsbedingungen grundlegend geändert und Senator Kolderup lebt hier mit einer überschaubaren Anzahl Menschen unter freilichtmuseumsähnlichen Bedingungen. Wildeste Volksbräuche werden – nun ja, nicht ausgelebt, aber fleißig erdacht zum Behufe der Unterhaltung der amerika [...]

    4. Arno Schmidt - who is at present taking Western college campuses by storm through John E. Woods's excellent translations - and Green Integer team up for a stellar, compulsively readable comedy-novella, in what would be one of Mr. Schmidt's last. It is 2014, and America and China are in a no holds barred tag team championship against the reigning Death Match champions, Isis. There are cameos from Jules Verne and even William Shakespeare in this laugh so hard you piss in your pants romp of a book! [...]

    5. He is=a >dirty> bugga is old Sch(m)ity. PENES ALL IS PENES. Cunt help but phall in luv wiv ‘im tho. ‘s a bit of a (f)arse when it cums to the lay-di’s as=well. ((And the un=white)) Butt. There’z all=ways a Butt. Rite?!? x=assperating? 9! impenitrubble? 'praps. Roh=Mann=Tick? 'ndeed!! Mo[i]st Defi[a]ntly so. 'nd Suze and Will are rather wunder=fully drawn, no? *****KIRKUS REVIEWAnother surpassingly strange experimental fiction, originally published in 1972 by “the German Joyce” [...]

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