A story of a dissertation and a novel
I have to share this discovery that I found over at, Manfred Kuehn's excellent but quiet blog, takingnotenow. Hermann Burger wrote a novel called Lokalbericht (Local Report) in 1970. It is about a writer working on a dissertation and a novel at the same time using separate Zettelkastens. The Zettelkastens get mixed up to hilarious consequences. Sounds so intriguing. Fortunately for you and unfortunately for me - it is in German and not English. I'd love to find an English translation of a PDF that I could run through a translation app.
I must keep doing my best even though I'm a failure. My peak cognition is behind me. One day soon I will read my last book, write my last note, eat my last meal, and kiss my sweetie for the last time.