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Bottom’s Dream – Arno Schmidt (translated by John E. Woods) – week three

Post number three for my journey through Arno Schmidt’s “Bottom’s Dream” and already I’m thinking that weekly posts are simply not frequent enough. I don’t think an exercise like the amazing read along (alone) conducted by “The Untranslated” would add extra value, as why recreate the same style of notes simply because the book has been published in English? 1,423 more words

>intoxication o'r dizziness< | On "starting" Arno Schmidt's enormous novel Bottom's Dream

Arno Schmidt’s 1970 novel Bottom’s Dream is finally available in English translation by John E. Woods. The book has been published by the Dalkey Archive. 1,146 more words


Bottom's Dream - Arno Schmidt (translated by John E. Woods) - the first 35 pages

Thirty-five pages into my “Bottom’s Dream” adventure (it starts on page 11) and the number of subjects I could address in my second blog post are many, etymology, etyms (another day), dream analysis, Freud, sexual allusions, slang and so much more all filling my bulging notebook. 1,503 more words

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket - Edgar Allan Poe

Not your usual book to feature here, however with a heavy connection to Arno Schmidt’s “Bottom’s Dream” I made the effort to read Poe’s longest work from start to finish. 1,748 more words

Bottom's Dream - Arno Schmidt (translated by John E. Woods) - Initial thoughts

Yesterday was the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s death, he died on 7 October 1849 aged forty. Making this an appropriate day to put together my first thoughts on Arno Schmidt’s “Bottoms Dream”. 1,526 more words