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Titan’s Sly and Impatient Narrator

Reading the first pages of Jean Paul’s novel, I have rediscovered how difficult it is. And it’s the narrator’s fault! He knows so much about so many things that he can’t help stuffing it all into every sentence. He is … Continue reading

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Jean Paul’s TITAN and Fichte’s Philosophy

“Nein, begleitet mich, mein Herr (sagte Schoppe ungestüm) . . . ich wäre jetzt alleine vis-a-vis de moi.” (No, come with me Sir, Schoppe said heatedly, . . . otherwise I will be alone vis-a-vis myself.) “Ich versteh´dich nicht (sagte … Continue reading

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