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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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 hennt for it. The main character, though, is always the ship. Oct 06, Jacob Wren rated it it was amazing.

While Ellena and Gustav are in Ellena’s cabin, they realize that the lock is not working properly, and thus the secret of Gustav is uncovered by the Supercargo. And the passages dedicated to the ship — both in its description and its exploration — really do stand out, and contribute mightily to the atmosphere and cryptic nature of the text.

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. But even more horrible—the death struggle itself, in which the innumerable organs, which we believe we feel, take part.

Hasn is the story of a successful businesswomen coming back to her native Turin to direct the establishment of a new fashion store.


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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.

Pastor Ephraim Magnuswhich The Cambridge Guide to Theatre describes as a nihilistic, Expressionist play “stuffed with ajhnn and sado-masochistic motifs”; Coronation of Richard III ; “equally lurid” ; and a version of Medea Hans Henny Jahnn 17 DecemberStellingen — 29 NovemberHamburg was a German jahnb, novelist, and organ-builder. He will no longer trust the chance that uenny burn him. This is a simple world where the men are following their animal instincts, a world that is completely new to the educated Gustav.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jun 23, Feliks rated it really liked it Shelves: And still no one grasps that, in a network jwhnn veins, it has form.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It reads as if written by a prison inmate emerging into the night air after having been locked away for yrs without pen or paper.

The Ship by Hans Henny Jahnn

But even more horrible–the death struggle itself, in which the innumerable organs, which we believe we feel, hand part. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The posh hotel where the narrator stays.

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Hans Henny Jahnn

I am not prepared to let myself be put on trial as to whether I am a useful or yenny objectionable male animal. 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 jjahnn seems to pass. A nameless four masted sailing ship with blood red sails, constructed and fitted without a single piece of iron on board.


Blood, once secreted, once feeling its way blindly through the body, pulsating in a meshwork of thin streams, spreading the chemically charged hormones and their mysterious functions like a red tree inside man–this blood now runs out shapelesssly in great puddles.

There were some interesting passages with characters rooted firmly in old values, such as a aging patrician who lamented the passing of old certainties, whose highest value was working for one’s family, and who thought young people had lost their culture and identity and had “all the vices of the old without the experience.

Jahnns is from a shipbuilding family, so hennj is in the know. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Why does the ship only get it’s sailing orders by wire A nameless four masted sailing ship with blood red heny, constructed and fitted without a single piece of iron on board. This was a recommendation in Steve Aylett’s Heart of the Original.

The Ship is a rather peculiar story, it’s rather obese and has a long tautology about it. Gustav becomes jealous when he realizes that his fiancee has secret conversations with Lauffer, because he is suspecting that there is much more to them than Ellena wants to make him believe.

And the gritty shops and bars where the poorer tradespeople live.