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Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature$
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Jörg Kreienbrock

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823245284

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.001.0001

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Malicious Objects: Friedrich Theodor Vischer and the (Non)Functionality of Things

Malicious Objects: Friedrich Theodor Vischer and the (Non)Functionality of Things

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(p.122) Chapter Three Malicious Objects: Friedrich Theodor Vischer and the (Non)Functionality of Things
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Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature
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Jörg Kreienbrock

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245284.003.0004

This chapter examines several scenes from Friedrich Theodor Vischer's novel Another One: A Traveling Acquaintance in relation to his aesthetic, philosophical, and autobiographical writings. It explains that in this novel Vischer traced back the incompatibility of subject and object, of bodies and clothing, to the inability of craftsmen to create genuinely functional devices. This chapter also suggests that Vischer suffers from a form of claustrofuror and that both humans and objects that impose limits on his ability to freely make use of his personal space enrage him.

Keywords:   Friedrich Theodor Vischer, functional devices, autobiographical writings, claustrofuror, personal space

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