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Set Wolfgang MenardiThom Luz. Citing Articles Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In his most acclaimed work of fiction to date, Max Frisch charts the crumbling landscape of an old man’s consciousness, as he slips away from himself toward death, toward reintegration with the age-old history of our planet. Volume 42 Issue ddr Dec dr, pp. This becomes apparent by seemingly minor details, such as the figure of a physician who specializes in solar sciences and spends a few days in the valley before fleeing in con- sideration of the weather.

Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän

Oxford University Press, [] It sharpens our sense for the coexistence of different and often incompatible vectors of time. Written in the fifties, it was one of the first works touching upon the involvement between physics and the atomic bomb.

Wolfgang Menardi A German solar researcher. He notes man’s insignificance and meaninglessness man’s appearance in the Holocene era is a very recent event in evolutionary terms. Geiser is not only uneasy and scornful with regard to the novel and its formal and thematic conven- tions, but, more importantly, the narrative itself turns the logic of a linear sequence of narrated events into the spatial array of different textual or pictorial pieces on the ac- tual page.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Subsequently, his thoughts are haunted by the presence of the small being, and, final- ly, the narrator even remarks on a similarity between his character and the animal: Volume 45 Issue 2 Aprpp. The indistinct prospect of a natural catastrophe therefore does not hooozn denote a possible event of disruption, but takes on a second, poetological meaning, referring to a turn in the form of writing.

But again, a more promising approach to this passage is to take the animal seriously as an actual life-form and direct the reading glass, as Geiser already does, at the peculiar skin of the salamander. As we have already seen, forms of deceleration and the engagement with vast time cycles is certainly dominant on a thematic level.

Just as the half-life period of radioactive elements transcends our own life, the boundary of the narrative form is constantly transgressed and ercsheint intermingled with forms of empirical knowledge.

Man in the Holocene (Der Mensch erscheint im Holozän)

He is currently writing his dissertation on the relationship between geological timescales and narrative form in German, English and American novels from Romanticism to contemporary literature. Wann ist der Mensch entstanden und wieso? Daniele Pintaudi Armand Schulthess.

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Volume 8 Issue Janpp. The long-term consequences of our present civilization reach into such distant points of the future that they seem to far exceed our capacity to imagine. Columbia University Press,4.


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His sole companion is his cat as his wife had died not long ago. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat Considering the dense population of European cities, he writes: Volume 41 Issue 2 Decpp. Geiser, jm from several encyclopedias, the bible and other erscheing. In extension of this argument, I make the case that slowness can increase an awareness of our increasing entanglement with natural processes. As Timothy Clark writes: Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Some of the major themes in his work are the search or loss of one’s identity; guilt and innocence the spiritual crisis of the modern world after Nietzsche proclaimed that “God is dead” ; technological omnipotence the human belief that everything was possible and technology allowed humans to control everything versus fate especially in Homo faber ; and also Switzerland’s idealized self-image as a tolerant democracy based on consensus — criticizing that as illusion and portraying people and especially the Swiss as being scared by their own liberty and being preoccupied mainly with controlling every part of their life.

Volume 32 Issue 1 Janpp. A whole Sunday is divided into 12 different textures and intensities of rain with their respective time and duration.

Frisch at the time of the writing is about the same age as the protagonist, Mr.