Hans Wollschläger

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Hans Wollschläger by Giesbert Damaschke , the editor of the Schmidt-Wollschläger correspondence, photographed in Arno Schmidt's house in 2003.

Hans Wollschläger (born March 17, 1935 in Minden ; † May 19, 2007 in Bamberg ) was a German writer , translator and literary critic , best known for his translation of James Joyce 's novel Ulysses and his biography of Karl May . The experimental novel Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adams as well as his work on Karl Kraus , Gustav Mahler and Arno Schmidt earned him respect and recognition.

life and work

Herford, Stiftbergstraße 23, the parental rectory where Hans Wollschläger grew up

Hans Wollschläger was the first of three children of the Protestant pastor and later military dean Hermann Wollschläger (1908–1987) and his wife Gertrud, née Woydt (1903–1989). He grew up in Herford , where his father was a pastor at the Marienkirche parish from 1937 to 1956 . Here he attended the Stiftberg citizen school and the humanistic Friedrichs-Gymnasium , where he graduated from high school in 1955. Then Wollschläger, who had been taking piano lessons with Arno Schönstedt since 1948 and organ lessons from 1949 , began studying church music at the Northwest German Music Academy (now the Hochschule für Musik ) in Detmold, with training in conducting and composition , which he broke off in 1957. He moved to Bamberg and worked as a freelance editor at Karl May Verlag . He lived there first in the publishing house ETA-Hoffmann-Straße 2, then in 1959 briefly at Heinrichsdamm 10, 1959–1965 Dr.-Haas-Straße 2b, 1965–1975 Hohe-Kreuz-Straße 43, 1975–1998 Jakobsplatz 1 and from 1998 in Dörflis . A first marriage around 1957 was canceled after a very short time for formal reasons. On August 30, 1962, Wollschläger married Monika Ostrowsky (September 24, 1940– May 11, 2015), whom he had met in 1961 as an employee of the Karl-May-Verlag. The marriage, which lasted until Wollschläger's death, resulted in a son born in 1973.

Teachers and mentors

At the music academy, Wollschläger studied composition with Wolfgang Fortner and Johannes Driesler, piano with Angala Janowski, harpsichord with Irmgard Lechner and organ with Michael Schneider . He also took private conducting lessons from Hermann Scherchen . Since then, Wollschläger has been concerned with the life and work of Gustav Mahler , whose remaining fragment of the 10th Symphony Wollschläger wanted to complete at the end of the 1950s, which he later described as "inadmissible". According to his own statements, Wollschläger wrote three full-length symphonies , which have remained unpublished because, in retrospect, he assessed them as “ eclectic ” and “consistently impotent attempts by someone born too late. [...] Technically, these attempts were aimed at creating a complex tonal structure in which there was not a single note without a strict material connection ”.

The enthusiasm for Gustav Mahler connected Wollschläger with Theodor W. Adorno , to whom he introduced himself in a letter on October 21, 1959 as the new chairman of the German section of the " International Gustav Mahler Society " (IGMG) and to whom he presented himself in 1960 at the Mahler Zentenar celebration in Vienna first encountered. As Wollschläger explained, Adorno was one of the two greats whom he regards as his “spiritual fathers”. In Moments musicaux (2005), Wollschläger describes his days in Vienna with TWA and explains how much Adorno's view of Mahler's works and their style of performance influenced him. But differences also have their say, for example the different evaluation and classification of Mahler's 8th Symphony .

Wollschläger had already met his second “spiritual father”, the writer and translator Arno Schmidt , in the fall of 1957. Schmidt was an avid Karl May reader and decisive critic of Bamberg's Karl May Verlag, whose freelance collaborator was Wollschläger between 1957 and 1970, which is why he had access to Karl May's unpublished and unedited writings. The common preference for Karl May brought Schmidt and Wollschläger together, which resulted in a teacher-student relationship that was supplemented by joint projects such as the translation of Edgar Allan Poe's works. It was of great importance to Wollschläger that Schmidt encouraged him to work on his debut novel The Fall of Adams and praised its unique novelty: “Nobody can get over the fact that important new things that have never been said before were deposited here en masse and with a lavish hand ! "

Since 1968 Schmidt, who devoted himself to the writing of his magnum opus Zettel’s dream , significantly restricted contact with Wollschläger, whom he had continuously encouraged to work as a writer. At the end of 1968 Schmidt regretted in a letter that Wollschläger was not making progress with his new novel project despite an advance from the publisher, and concluded with resignation that no one could help. Schmidt let the relationship fall asleep and Wollschläger's questions about whether a visit to Bargfeld was possible remained unanswered. After several years of silence, Wollschläger wrote to Schmidt's wife Alice in 1975 . Nevertheless, Wollschläger's requests for an appointment to visit Bargfeld remained unsuccessful until Arno Schmidt's death.

The Schmidt and Joyce specialist Friedhelm Rathjen sums up Wollschläger's literary relationship with Arno Schmidt as follows:

“Hans Wollschläger writes more elegantly than Schmidt; he is a gifted stylist in the true sense of the word [...] This shows that Wollschläger inherently brings with him completely different writing systems than Schmidt and uses his work in the productive transformation under completely different conditions; precisely this is the prerequisite for the independence of Wollschläger's prose despite the immense influence that Schmidt exerted on it. "


Wollschläger's first book publication of his own was a Rowohlt picture monograph about Karl May in 1965 , which has since been reprinted by various publishers. Arno Schmidt referred to this "first solid biography" of Karl May as "early spring of May = research" and as "pseudo = debut" because of the "inescapable ability of the author to create elegant formulations" and the "unmistakably already trained art of material compression" . This was followed in the 1970s by The Armed Pilgrimages to Jerusalem , which deal with the Crusades , and The Presence of an Illusion , which deals critically with the Christian churches with reference to Sigmund Freud's The Future of an Illusion .

Heart plants or The Fall of Adam

Bamberg, Jakobsplatz 1, where Hans Wollschläger lived between 1975 and 1998. Here he wrote the 1982 version of his Bamberg novel Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam .

In 1982 the first book of Wollschläger's experimental novel Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam was published . The publication of the final Second Book was announced for 1984, but was canceled in 2004.

The external plot of the heart plants can be briefly described: The writer Michael Adams, born in 1900, in Aden , Karl May's fateful place , returned to his hometown Bamberg in 1950 (after having moved to Frankfurt from emigration in 1948 ). He accompanies his Bamberg experiences with diary notes that mix with memories that reach back to earlier times and spiritual depths. His pupil W visits him in Bamberg . W is, among other things, a fiction by the young Hans Wollschläger, who in 1982 was the fictional editor of H.W. Adams' notes published as a fragmentary biographical in random waste sheets . In the foreword by the publisher HW from 1982 reading instructions are given: among other things, the fact that Adam's notes, published here for the first time, behaved like an "invisible basic text" to his already published writings. Finally, the reader is prepared for the increasing disintegration of the " I " of the records by speaking of the "self-testimonies of a life that ultimately had to be left to the custody of psychiatry".

Wollschläger's interpretations of the works of his favorite authors prove to be helpful keys in the attempt to analyze the contents of the extremely multifaceted heart plants with their fanning out of the ego into different people, the different temporal levels and the striking differences in font sizes and styles.

The difference between “Der Fall Adams” (1961) and “Herzgewächse” (1982) summarized the Wollschläger confidante Gabriele Gordon as follows: “The first publication of the› Herzgewächse ‹from 1982 was based on a version that no longer had a stone from the original version The other manuscript, which was completely revised in 1981/82, has little to do with the old one, because the Mahler occupation at that time was overlaid by the May occupation, which only became more intensive after 1962 when the psychoanalysis knowledge was incorporated into the revision and the Galland figure, at that time created as a portrait of the Karl May Verlag publisher Roland Schmid, became timeless and the leitmotiv heart-plant poem lost some of its meaning. The published text (along with the revision ›Enuma Elisch‹) has to be regarded as a new work that has remained a fragment and the complete existing work from 1961 as an independent preliminary stage ”.

"Animals look at you" or the potential Mengele

In 1987 Wollschläger published the essay “Animals look at you” or Mengele's potential , in which he pointed out and strongly criticized the handling of farm animals and laboratory animals . The trigger for this was his review of the book Endzeit für Tiere by Gisela Bulla and Sina Walden . The essay on various aspects of the subject of animal welfare became a standard work of the animal rights movement .

Sina Walden, who was friends with Wollschläger, emphasized the special importance of Wollschläger's work for the animal rights movement in her obituary:

“Unfortunately, it should be added that Hans Wollschläger as an author (and beyond) was not only one of the first partisans of the new animal rights movement, but also - with the exception of Helmut Kaplan and Karlheinz Deschner  - remained the only one from the guild of writers and poets , the professional philosophers and ethicists, the columnists, cultural specialists and all-rounders. They accepted his bang 'Das Potential Mengele' with the same indifference as they accept the gruesome facts themselves. The fact that Hans Wollschläger could not break through this solidly walled superstructure of speciesist self-righteousness is also part of his tragedy. […] There is hardly any mention of his humanism , which had left anthropocentrism behind. And so we have to make up for it and put him in the gallery of honor of the great masterminds of animal rights , not far from Plutarch , Montaigne and Leonardo da Vinci . "

- Sina Walden : Obituary

Literary translator

Hans Wollschläger reads an excerpt from his translation of the Oxen of the Sun - Rinder des Sonnengottes - chapter of Ulysses

Together with Arno Schmidt and others, Wollschläger worked on the new translation of Edgar Allan Poe's collected works . He had previously translated Robert Gover's Kitten Trilogy , which was also a bestseller in Germany in the years after 1965. He later became known for his translations of the crime novels by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett . Wollschläger's fame as a translator came from his translation of the " novel of the century" Ulysses by James Joyce , on which he worked for several years until 1976. At that time she received numerous praise and awards. His translation of the chapter Anna Livia Plurabelle from Joyce's Finnegans Wake is also considered an important creative adaptation.


In the last two decades of his life, Wollschläger was editor of the historical-critical edition of Karl May's works together with Hermann Wiedenroth and of the collected works of Friedrich Rückert (1788–1866) together with Rudolf Kreutner . In the Rückert year 1988, Wollschläger's edition of Rückert's Kindertodtenlieder appeared . "For the first time , it was possible to read this poetic achievement, which was limited in terms of its origins and closed in terms of subject matter and life history."

Influence of psychoanalysis

Wollschläger viewed the world-historical catastrophe of the Second World War , which he experienced as a child, not only from the point of view of human sacrifice and material damage, but above all as "the most brutal attack on civilization to date". In order to understand this “unique” epoch, even during his school days he read among others Heine , Schopenhauer , Nietzsche and above all the author in whom this tradition culminated in Wollschläger's view: “ Freud  ... perhaps the greatest gift of the world spirit to this barbaric Century that made itself understandable to us. "

Sigmund Freud

Freud and psychoanalysis underpin and enforce Wollschläger's entire work. When he changed the sentence above the entrance to the Platonic Academy as the motto of his Magnum opus Herzgewächse into "No one who does not understand psychology should enter here", he meant psychoanalysis. In later years he tried himself to apply psychoanalytic techniques conventionally and in small groups with the aim of “catching up ego development”; But what he primarily valued in Freud was not the psychiatrist or clinician, but the critic of religion who diagnosed religion as a “universal obsessional neurosis” and the philosopher who provided the “building blocks of a future ethics of reason”.

Wilhelm Reich

Wollschläger had another passion for the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich , who was expelled by Freud in 1934 . It dates from the 1960s and refers specifically to the late Reich. In the 1970s, Wollschläger experimented with Reich's orgone accumulator together with a medical student friend . In 2005 he publicly advocated Reich and his late work for the first time, which was wrongly viewed as “a mere curiosity in the history of research”. But although Wollschläger admired "the explosiveness of his [Reich's] thoughts", he did not find the place to "deal with them in a differentiated manner". So he avoided the dilemma of having to choose between Freud and Reich; for while Reich valued Freud's discomfort in culture as the “outstanding pinnacle of Freud's scientific age philosophy”, he also judged that this very book, without giving his name, was written by Freud as a defense against him. A few years later, in 1934, Reich was expelled from the International Psychoanalytic Association, initiated by Freud . Wollschläger did not comment on the opposition between Freud and Reich, which - years before his turn to "orgonomy" - led to a veritable ostracism of Reich.

In his obituary for Hans Wollschläger, Jörg Drews reports that he was planning a “monograph on the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich” in addition to the “big book about Johann Sebastian Bach , for which he had already collected an enormous amount of material”.


Bamberg, Heinrichsdamm 10: the house in whose attic the fictional Herzgewächse protagonist Michael Adams grew up and where he returned as a writer in 1950

Wollschläger's literary, translational and culturally critical work was publicly recognized and appreciated during his lifetime, he was awarded numerous cultural and literary prizes, as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Bamberg . The “First Book” of the Herzgewächse as the “literary sensation” of 1982 was the subject of several Austrian and German diploma theses and dissertations . However, the awareness and reception of Wollschläger's works decreased significantly towards the end of the 1990s.

For the Herzgewächse interpreter Andreas Weigel , the story of Wollschläger's reception is remarkable in several ways. In his opinion, the most vehement criticism concerned less the written than the unwritten work, and it came less through words than through deeds. Many readers who wanted to wait for the "Second Book" of the Herzgewächse to read or discuss the matter would have taken their Herzgewächse copies to the second-hand bookshops out of disappointment that the sequel would not be available. For many, the failure to complete the heart growth led to a lack of interest in Wollschläger's further work. “The long-stoked expectation that the 'Second Book' of the heart plants will keep what the 'First' promises has been disappointed. As a half-finished work on Faust , the heart plants will not be taken for full by the history of literature. The lack of a degree has devalued much of the praise Wollschläger received for the 'First Book' into advance praise, "concludes Andreas Weigel with regard to his own two-volume Herzgewächse monograph and regrets that" Wollschläger of all things has the 'Herzgewächse', which established and secured his literary reputation as a novelist, left unfinished in order to instead dedicate himself to the edition of the works of Karl May and Friedrich Rückert. "

Wollschläger's role as a translator has been assessed differently over time. In particular, criticism of his Ulysses translation became public only late. Even before the publication, however, members of the publishing house raised concerns about Wollschläger's knowledge of everyday English and tried to dissuade him from overly free - or false - transcriptions, but were often unable to assert themselves against the established publicist.


Along with Karlheinz Deschner, Wollschläger was the best-known German critic of the church and religion. He combined a selection of his relevant writings into a book with the subtitle Speeches against a monster . He concluded his historical investigation into the Crusades , which he called “armed pilgrimages to Jerusalem”, with the hope that “one day, perhaps in a few hundred years, the sensible, humanly sensitive peoples of the world could unite against the Christian Church , against the institution and against the doctrine that it bears ... and could summon them to an international court of justice and, on the basis of their history, the so long, horrific, human peoples' history, declare what it was then finally: - to Criminal organization ...? "

Against the background of his writings critical of the church, which speak a decisive judgment about the present and past of the Christian churches, the news handed down by Karlheinz Deschner that Wollschläger was buried according to the Christian rite surprised most Wollschläger readers.


In 2011, as requested by Wollschläger, almost his entire archive (not his library) was transferred to the Bamberg State Library . Only the original letters from Arno Schmidt to Hans Wollschläger were sold in 2010 to the Arno Schmidt Foundation in Bargfeld , which published the long-announced correspondence between Wollschläger and Arno and Alice Schmidt in autumn 2018 (publisher Giesbert Damaschke ). Since there are copies of Schmidt's letters to Wollschläger, almost all of the correspondence (copies of Schmidt's as well as copies of Wollschläger's letters) is also in the Wollschläger archive of the Bamberg State Library.

Wollschläger's musical compositions - insofar as they have been preserved - are also in the estate, as well as the only known copy of the complete original version of his novel Herzgewächse or Der Fall Adams , written in 1961 and recommended for publication by Arno Schmidt to several German publishers in the 1960s and as Completion of Wollschläger's writings is to appear in separate editions .

In March 2018 it became known that Gabriele Gordon, as the heiress of Hans Wollschläger, prevented the Suhrkamp Verlag from editing his Ulysses translation . A group of translators and literary scholars had worked on the text for over ten years. In the end it was agreed that 200 copies of the already completed work could be handed in for scientific purposes. Beyond that, however, it may not be put on the market.

Prizes and awards


Own works

  • Karl May. Outline of a broken life. 1965, 1976, most recently Wallstein, Göttingen 2004, ISBN 978-3-89244-740-5 .
  • The armed pilgrimages to Jerusalem. History of the Crusades. 1970, 1973, 2003
  • The presence of an illusion. Talking against a monster. 1978
  • Heart plants or The Fall of Adam. Fragmentary biography in accidental waste sheets. First book. 1982
  • The island and some other metaphors for Arno Schmidt. In: Arno Schmidt Prize 1982 for Hans Wollschläger. 1982
  • Of stars and snows. On the occasion of some books. Reviews and grades. 1984, 2006
  • In these distant times. Concert notes on the situation of poets and thinkers for their people. 1986
  • "Animals look at you" or the potential Mengele. 1987, 1989, 1996, 2002
  • Reunion with Dr. Q. When reading lately. 1997
  • Moments musicaux. Days with TWA ; 2005

Since 2002, Wallstein-Verlag Göttingen has been producing a series of works entitled Hans Wollschläger - Writings in Individual Editions . So far:

  • "Animals look at you". Essays, speeches. Göttingen 2002, ISBN 3-89244-516-8 .
  • The armed pilgrimages to Jerusalem. History of the Crusades. Göttingen 2003. (2nd extended edition Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-89244-659-8 )
  • Karl May. Outline of a broken life. Göttingen 2004, ISBN 3-89244-740-3 .
  • Von Sternen und Schnuppen I. On the occasion of a few books. Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-89244-937-6 .
  • Von Sternen und Schnuppen II. On the occasion of a few books. Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-8353-0100-4 .
  • The island and some other metaphors for Arno Schmidt. Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-89244-299-8 .
  • How to become what you are. Sinfonietta domestica for chamber orchestra. Göttingen 2009, ISBN 978-3-8353-0497-0 .
  • The other stuff. Fragments for Gustav Mahler. Göttingen 2010, ISBN 978-3-8353-0588-5 .
  • Heart plants or The Fall of Adam. Fragmentary biography in accidental waste sheets. Göttingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-8353-0958-6 .
  • The presence of an illusion. Talking against a monster. Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-8353-1103-9 .
  • Approaching the Silver Lion. Reading styles on Karl May's late work. Göttingen 2016, ISBN 978-3-8353-1970-7 .


  • Karl May: Historical-critical edition for the Karl-May-Gedächtnis-Stiftung. 1987 ff. Together with Hermann Wiedenroth .
  • Friedrich Rückert: Kindertodtenlieder ; Noerdlingen 1988.
  • Friedrich Rückert: Works. Historical-critical edition (Schweinfurt edition). Göttingen 1998 ff. Together with Rudolf Kreutner .


  • Rüdiger Schütt: “That you will be permanently present to me as long as I live…” Hans Wollschläger's correspondence with Kurt Hiller from 1965 to 1972. In: Writings of the Kurt Hiller Society. Volume 3. Ed. By Harald Lützenkirchen. Fürth 2007, pp. 224-261. Also as: Rüdiger Schütt: "I firmly agree with each of your sentences." Kurt Hiller's correspondence with Hans Wollschläger. In: Information. Journal for library, archive and information in Northern Germany. 28, H. 4, 2008, pp. 393-441.
  • Arno Schmidt, Hans Wollschläger: Bargfeld edition. Letters from and to Arno Schmidt. Volume 4: The correspondence with Hans Wollschläger. Suhrkamp, ​​Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-518-80240-3 .
  • A large part of the correspondence is (also) in private hands in Switzerland. Wollschläger wanted - based on a dictum by Arno Schmidt - that his letters, which he considered an essential part of his work, should be stored in several countries.

Sound carrier

  • Hans Wollschläger reads Ulysses . Cassette with the recording of a reading in the Univ. Mainz. With text booklet; Frankfurt am Main .: Suhrkamp 1982
  • Hans Wollschläger reads "Wir in effigie" from heart plants . Recording of a reading at the University of Freiburg. Introduction by U. Pörksen; Staufen / Br .: Aurophon, 1984
  • Hans Wollschläger reads Karl Kraus . Text and cassette; Frankfurt am Main .: Suhrkamp, ​​1988.
  • Hans Wollschläger reads: Rückerts is the Orient, Rückerts is the Occident ... A millennium of Persian and Arabic poetry in translations by Friedrich Rückert (1788–1866) ; Bamberg: Cavalli Records, 2005


Independent book publications

Book contributions

  • Martin Huber: Polyphony of writing. On the function of music in Hans Wollschlägers' Herzgewächse or the Fall of Adam. In: Yearbook of the German Schiller Society. 39, 1995, pp. 371-387.
  • Thomas Körber: Nietzsche's eternal return with Hans Wollschläger. In: Thomas Körber: Nietzsche after 1945. On the work and biography of Friedrich Nietzsche in German-language post-war literature. Würzburg 2006, ISBN 3-8260-3220-9 , pp. 138-145.
  • Richard Wall : Here Comes Everybody. Visiting Hans Wollschläger. In: Richard Wall: Small luggage. On the move in a different Europe. Kitab Verlag, Klagenfurt 2013, ISBN 978-3-902878-06-9 , pp. 253-259.

Journal and encyclopedia articles

  • Andreas Weigel: Lost his pupil. Hans Wollschläger's investigations into Arno Schmidt's wordless rejection. On the correspondence between Alice Schmidt and Hans Wollschläger (January 1975 - July 1983). In: Bargfelder Bote . Lfg. 401–403, August 2016, pp. 3–35.
  • Andreas Weigel: Changing turns. Arno Schmidt's Goethe Prize speech in Hans Wollschläger's correspondence with Alice Schmidt. In: Bargfelder Bote. Serial 400, May 2016, ISBN 978-3-921402-50-4 , pp. 32-35.
  • Maria Eger: Hans Wollschläger - Essay (as of October 1, 2007). In: Critical lexicon for contemporary German literature . edition text + kritik, Munich 2007.

Texts by Hans Wollschläger on the Internet

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Biogram Hans Wollschläger , in: Arno Schmidt: The exchange of letters with Hans Wollschläger . Edited by Giesbert Damaschke. Arno Schmidt Foundation in Suhrkamp Verlag, Bargfeld 2018, p. 997f.
  2. Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger . Eggingen 1995, p. 333.
  3. a b Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger . Eggingen 1995, p. 261 ff.
  4. ^ Hans Wollschläger: Moments musicaux. Days with TWA. Göttingen 2005, p. 6 f.
  5. ^ Hans Wollschläger: Moments musicaux. Days with TWA. Göttingen 2005, p. 5.
  6. ^ Hans Wollschläger: Moments musicaux. Days with TWA. Göttingen 2005, p. 15.
  7. Arno Schmidt: So keep writing. In: Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger . Eggingen 1995, pp. 219-225.
  8. ^ Letter of November 6, 1968. Unpublished correspondence between Arno Schmidt and Hans Wollschläger.
  9. Andreas Weigel : Changeable turn-offs and turns. Arno Schmidt's Goethe Prize speech in Hans Wollschläger's correspondence with Alice Schmidt. In: Bargfelder Bote. Serial 400, May 2016, ISBN 978-3-921402-50-4 , pp. 32-35.
  10. ^ Friedhelm Rathjen: Third ways. Wide field, sparsely populated. On the effect of Arno Schmidt on fellow writers. Ed. ReJOYCE, Scheeßel 2005, pp. 153-163 (159).
  11. Arno Schmidt: A toast for number 104. In: Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger . Eggingen 1995, pp. 129-132.
  12. Hans Wollschläger: Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam . Haffmans Verlag 1982, pp. 7-9.
  13. For example: Hans Wollschläger: Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam . Fragmentary biography in accidental waste sheets. First book. Haffmans Verlag 1982, p. 166f or p. 196-202.
  14. Gabriele Wolff: Hans Wollschläger: Sudelbücher I - III. March 17, 2012.
  15. Gabriele Gordon: E-Mail of September 13, 2009 to Andreas Weigel.
  16. Lutz Hagestedt: The Mengele potential. Hans Wollschläger's polemic against animal experiments. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung. 24./25. March 1990.
  17. Hans Wollschläger: Review of Sina Waldens and Gisela Bullas "End times for animals". In: The raven . No. 12, p. 204, Zurich 1986.
  18. Andreas Weigel: Lawyer of the abused creature. Review of "Animals look at you" or the potential Mengele. In: Transparent. Information from the Federal Center for Anti-Animal Experiments in Austria. No. 1, 1990, pp. 21f.
  19. Sina Walden: We 're talking about animals.” An obituary for Hans Wollschläger. In: Anima. Animal Rights Journal. No. 2, summer 2007, p. 6 f.
  20. ^ Peter Horst Neumann: Hans Wollschläger's edition of the Rückertschen Kindertotenlieder. In: Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger . Eggingen 1995, p. 183.
  21. Hans Wollschläger: We. A few marginal notes for Wolfgang Beutin on resignation. In: Wulf Segebrecht (Ed.): Information from and about Hans Wollschläger. Bamberg 2002, pp. 9-29.
  22. Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger . Eggingen 1995, p. 81.
  23. Hans Wollschläger: Sigmund Freud. In: Karlheinz Deschner (Ed.): Christianity in the judgment of its opponents. Max Hueber, Munich 1986, p. 398–417 (quotations p. 401, 403)
  24. Siegfried Schober reported casually about it in a home story in the Spiegel from March 22, 1976.
  25. a b Hans Wollschläger: Foreword. In: Jorgos Kavouras: Healing with orgone energy. Turm-Verlag, Bietigheim 2005, pp. 9-13.
  26. Hans Wollschläger: Sigmund Freud. In: Karlheinz Deschner (Ed.): Christianity in the judgment of its opponents. Max Hueber, Munich 1986, pp. 398-417.
  27. Wilhelm Reich: The function of the orgasm. (1942). Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1969, p. 18.
  28. At that time only Reich himself reported publicly about this process .
  29. Karl Fallend, Bernd Nitzschke (Ed.): The "Fall" Reich. Suhrkamp, ​​Frankfurt am Main 1997. Bernd A. Laska : Sigmund Freud versus Wilhelm Reich ; Excerpt from: Wilhelm Reich. Rowohlt, Reinbek 1981. (6th edition. 2008)
  30. Jörg Drews: One whom the Melencholia had visited. On the death of Hans Wollschläger. In: Bargfelder Bote . No. 301, pp. 3-6; Quote on p. 3.
  31. Andreas Weigel: Hans Wollschläger's heart plants. In: Falter. Stadtzeitung Wien , No. 51/52, 1997, Kultur, p. 98.
  32. Werner Gotzmann: Hans Wollschläger. Storytelling between essay writing and translation. Berlin 1984 (master's thesis);
    Andrea Scholz: "Absurd enough - the similarity". On Karl May's literary work in Hans Wollschläger's novel "Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam". Karlsruhe 1986 (master's thesis);
    Andreas Weigel: "jerks against the current of the lines". Reading notes (I) on Hans Wollschläger's “Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam. First Book " ; Vienna 1988 (master's thesis);
    Bernhard Bittl: Literary representation of psychological processes in Hans Wollschläger's "Herzgewächse or the Fall of Adam. First book". Munich 1998 (housework).
  33. Gerhard Kaucic: Grammatotechne as Grammatology the 'Herzgewächse' or the incommunicability . Salzburg 1986 (dissertation).
  34. Andreas Weigel: if it can be read, without a memory of the present - I have never read for such a long time from lines so shortened: hours from seconds . Reading notes (II) on Hans Wollschlaeger's Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam . First book. Vienna 1990 ( dissertation ).
  35. ^ A b Andreas Weigel: Notes on the unpublished correspondence between Arno Schmidt, Alice Schmidt and Hans Wollschläger. 1998.
  36. Andreas Weigel: "jerks against the stream of lines". Reading notes on Hans Wollschlägers' Herzgewächse or The Fall of Adam. 2 volumes. Frankfurt 1992 and 1994.
  37. a b Fritz Senn: How much obstinacy can a translation take? Hans Wollschläger and the «Ulysses» . Neue Zürcher Zeitung, October 20, 2018.
  38. ^ Karlheinz Deschner: Personal memories of Hans Wollschläger (March 17, 1935 - May 19, 2007). (PDF; 17 kB)
  39. ^ Giesbert Damaschke / Arno Schmidt Foundation : Correspondence between Arno Schmidt and Hans Wollschläger.
  40. Giesbert Damaschke, the editor of the Schmidt-Wollschläger correspondence, found numerous pieces of correspondence in the archive of the Arno Schmidt Foundation that are missing in Bamberg.
  41. “I only have parts of it because at some point with the illusion I lost the care to preserve it: movements from a First and a Third Symphony, some chamber music; Nothing has been lost with it ... just life time, of which I always needed more than I had. "Hans Wollschläger on his compositional attempts called" Juvenilia ". In: Rudi Schweikert (Ed.): Hans Wollschläger. Eggingen 1995, p. 263.
  42. Susanne Mayer : "Ulysses": Saint James! In: The time . February 28, 2018, ISSN  0044-2070 , p. 45 ( zeit.de [accessed on March 2, 2018]).
  43. Angela Schader: “Ulysses” new edition: “Legally, the matter is dead” . In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . March 2, 2018, ISSN  0376-6829 ( nzz.ch [accessed on March 2, 2018]).
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