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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 985 comments Hans Henny Jahnn is a BURIED author from Deutschland.

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Geoff | 25 comments The Ship has been in my mental queue forever. Gotta get on that. Thanks for the reminder, BURIED BOOKS CLUB MODERATOR.

message 3: by Nathan "N.R." (last edited Apr 07, 2013 06:44AM) (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 985 comments The Ship, reviewed (yes) by Nate D and Knig, among a few others. [See, that Like button shows a book to be not DEAD and BURIED, but only slEEPing and will awaken the sooner such REVIEWS get thoroughly Licked.

The Ship is, I believe, a portion of that which we English readers await extraction from the depths of Teutonic FORgottENness, [book:Fluß ohne Ufer I: Das Holzschiff. Die Niederschrift des Gustav Anias Horn I.|2037474] . etc.

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Nate D (rockhyrax) | 354 comments Alright, everyone go read Night of Lead right now. It's short, it's been recently reprinted in The Living Are Few, the Dead Many and it's that good. Black black beautiful unsettling expressionist account of the constricted path to the end of life.

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This group might be hell on my bank account, but goddamn if y'all don't unearth some amazing stuff.

My reveiw - basically me just saying "this was amazing" for three paragraphs - of The Living Are Few, the Dead Many: Selected Works of Hans Henny Jahnn can be found here. (Thankfully I only read Nate D's after I wrote mine or I would have just skipped the whole thing and just linked to his review).

And now The Ship is on its way to me as quickly as I can get it here. Is nothing else of his (besides the crazy scarce Thirteen Uncanny Stories) available in translation? Or is just none of it available through any of the normal channels?

message 6: by Nate D (last edited Dec 08, 2013 09:29PM) (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 354 comments If you're a French reader at all, I think nearly the rest of the catalogue has been translated that way, but yeah, unfortunately those three are the whole of Jahnn in English. Which is a shame as he's one of my absolute favorites too...

Also, I'm glad that I did not deter you from reviewing as the world really needs more good Jahnn reviews!

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That's a bummer on the translations!

I'm glad I reviewed it as well, it definitely needs more rave reviews - and some of the people I'm friends with added it to their to-read lists, which is always to be hoped for.

message 8: by Larou (new)

Larou | 21 comments Well, you could listen to music played on the organ he built to while away the time until more of his works are translated.

message 9: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 985 comments Larou wrote: "Well, you could listen to music played on the organ he built to while away the time until more of his works are translated."

Massively nice! and it sounds ::

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And here's my review of The Ship. Which, until I find a copy of Thirteen Uncanny Stories, or until something else of his becomes translated, pretty much wraps up Jahnn for me. Which is just massively disappointing.

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Here's my review of The Living Are Few, the Dead Many. It would have yielded more stars if I'd liked the first two stories as much as I liked the other two. Thanks to the group for the spade work on this one.

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S̶e̶a̶n̶ (nothingness) | 92 comments FYI, Solar Luxuriance recently published Bath House, an excerpt from Jahnn's unfinished Jeden ereilt es, translated into English by Adam Siegel. Limited pamphlet edition of 100 copies.

message 13: by Nate D (new)

Nate D (rockhyrax) | 354 comments I knew this was coming at some point, but not when! Thanks for the heads up, I should snap this up now before it's gone.

message 14: by Nathan "N.R." (new)

Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 985 comments A documentary on Hans Henny Jahnn (auf Deutsche) 1975 ::

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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 985 comments And an opera based on Jahnn's Das Holzschiff ::

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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis (nathannrgaddis) | 985 comments Adrian Nathan West writes on Hans Henny Jahnn in the recent TLS.

Paywall (any help?)

"Stranded Whale"

Apparently a review of ::
Der gestrandete Wal: Das maßlose Leben des Hans Henny Jahnn

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