Talk:Peter Weiss

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Started translating the German wiki page[edit]

Alexandergreenb (talk) 00:27, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Pulled two external links[edit]

The EMMYBCA link was broken. The imagi-nation link was full of misinformation (e.g., Peter Weiss wasn't writing much from the time of his first heart attack in 1973 until his death).

I again pulled the imagi-nation link. Please do not restore it. The claim that Weiss only wrote "minor works" in the 70s is false - he wrote the three-volume novel, The Aesthetics of Resistance, in the seventies. Imagi-nation does not fulfill any of the criteria for an adequate secondary source. Alexandergreenb (talk) 00:01, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

A question of usage[edit]

Are you sure that "meticulous" is the word you want in this sentence?: "Peter Weiss earned his reputation in the post-war German literary world as the proponent of an avant-garde, meticulously [sic] descriptive writing, as an exponent of autobiographical prose, and also as a politically engaged dramatist." The meaning of this word has been corrupted by its solecistic use by journalists, who now use it to mean "careful"; it really means "marked by extreme or excessive care in the consideration or treatment of details". I don't think that's what you meant to say about Weiss. Autodidact1 (talk) 12:08, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

"meticulously descriptive writing" relates to Weiss' avantgarde text Shadow of the Body of the Coachmen (1960) which is dominated by the description of (negligible) daily occurences on an isolated farmhouse. Throughout the whole work Weiss depicts the minutest details of what is going on at this barnyard at length. It was a literary experiment. Do you know of a better term for this kind of literature? --Diggindeeper (talk) 12:04, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Are descents listed an example of overcat[edit]

It seems to me that Weiss should be categorized by descent based on nationality at birth, and then by emigration from and to. So German emigrants to Sweden. It seems that categorizing him by both as a German of X descents and under Swedish people of X descent is overcat.John Pack Lambert (talk) 06:08, 9 July 2011 (UTC)