Arno Schmidt (January 18, 1914 - June 3, 1979) was a German author and translator. Events 350 - Generallus Magnentius deposes Roman Emperor Constans and proclaims himself Emperor Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created Translation is the interpreting of the meaning of a text and the subsequent production of an equivalent text likewise called a " translation
Born in Hamburg, son of a police constable, Schmidt moved with his widowed mother to Lauban (Upper Lusatia, now Polish) and visited the secondary school in Görlitz. Hamburg (English, German: ˈhambʊɐk local pronunciation Low German / Low Saxon: Hamborg) is the second-largest city in Germany Not to be confused with Lyuban near Saint Petersburg in Russia Upper and Lower Lusatia Upper Lusatia ( Oberlausitz or Hornja Łužica) is today part of the German state of Saxony except for a small part east of Görlitz ( is a town in Germany on the Lusatian Neisse River in the Bundesland He then worked as a clerk in a textile company in Greiffenberg, was drawn to the Army in 1939, served in Norway and, as a non-commissioned officer, saw action in Northern Germany, 1945. Gryfów Śląski (Greiffenberg is a town in Lwówek Śląski County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. After an interlude as English POW and later on interpreter at a police school, he started his future life as a free writer. After living as a refugee with his wife in different villages, later on in Darmstadt, they moved to the small village Bargfeld (near Celle) in Lower Saxony, 1958, where they were to stay. Darmstadt is a city in the Bundesland Bargfeld is a hamlet of about 190 inhabitants near Celle in Lower Saxony, Germany, documented since 1056 now belonging to the village municipality Celle (ˈtsɛlə is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Lower Saxony ( German: Niedersachsen ch is pronounced before an s --> lies in north-western Germany and is second
Schmidt was a strict individualist, almost a solipsist. Solipsism ( Latin: solus, alone + ipse, self is the philosophical idea that "My mind is the only thing that I know exists Disaffected by his experience of the Third Reich, he had an extremely pessimistic world view. Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers In Schwarze Spiegel, he describes his utopia as an empty world after an anthropogenic apocalypse. Anthropogenic effects processes objects or materials are those that are derived from Human activities as opposed to those occurring in Natural environments without Although he was a strict atheist, he maintained that the world was created by a monster called Leviathan, whose predatory nature was passed on to humans. Atheism Leviathan ( is a Biblical Sea monster referred to in the Old Testament ( Psalm 74:13-14 Job 41 Isaiah 271 Still, he thought this monster could not be too powerful to be attacked, if it behooved humanity.
His writing style is characterized by a unique and witty style of adapting colloquial language, which won him quite a few fervent admirers. Moreover, he developed a willful orthography by which he thought to reveal the true meaning of words and their connections amongst each other. One of the most cited examples is the use of “Roh=Mann=Tick” instead of “Romantik” (revealing romanticism as the craze of unsubtle men). The atoms of words holding the nuclei of original meaning he called Etyme (etyms).
His theory of etyms is developed in his magnum opus Zettels Traum, in which an elderly writer comments on Edgar Allan Poe's works in a stream of consciousness, while discussing a Poe translation with a couple of translators and flirting with their teenage daughter. Magnum opus (sometimes Opus magnum, plural magna opera) from the Latin meaning great work, refers to the best the greatest Edgar Allan Poe (January 19 1809 – October 7 1849 was an American poet, short-story Writer, editor and Literary critic, Schmidt also accomplished a willful translation of Edgar Allan Poe's works himself (1966-73, together with Hans Wollschläger). Hans Wollschläger ( 17 March 1935, Minden &ndash 19 May 2007, Bamberg) was a German writer translator historian
As none of his works sold more than a few thousand copies, he lived in extreme poverty. During the last few years of his life, Arno Schmidt was financially supported by Jan Philipp Reemtsma, the heir of a German cigarette manufacturer, who was one of his admirers.
In the 1960s he authored a series of plays for German radio stations presenting forgotten or little known and - in his opinion - vastly underrated authors, as e. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 g. Johann Gottfried Schnabel, Karl Philipp Moritz, Leopold Schefer, Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow, et al. Karl Philipp Moritz ( September 15 1756 - June 26 1793) was a German Author, editor and Essayist of Leopold Schefer ( July 30, 1784 in Muskau - February 13, 1862 in Muskau German Poet, Novelist, and Composer Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow (born in Berlin, died in Sachsenhausen) was a German Writer notable in the Young Germany movement of the These "plays" are basically talks about literature with two or three participants plus voices for quotations (Schmidt lent his voice for his translations of Finnegans Wake quoted in Der Triton mit dem Sonnenschirm ). Finnegans Wake is a fictional work by James Joyce, published in 1939 11 of these so called "Radio-Essays" were republished on 12 audio CDs in the year 2003.
After a stroke, he died in a hospital at Celle. Celle (ˈtsɛlə is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The US entrepreneur and technology writer Dave Winer is a grandnephew of Arno Schmidt. Dave Winer (born May 2, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA) is an American software developer and entrepreneur in
The Arno Schmidt Foundation (Arno Schmidt Stiftung) in Bargfeld is publishing his complete works.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German author and translator|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 18, 1914|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Hamburg, Germany|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 3, 1979|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Celle, Germany|