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Hallo!I'm doing a polish translation of the Vian's "les Bâtisseurs d'empire ou le Schmürz" to my study exam and i've a problem to find a meaning of name Schmürz. I feel that this name has got the important influence on my understanding this play. I suppose that this word is conected to Collège de ‘Pataphysique, am I right?I don't understand why he used the german name in this play? I'll be grateful for Your help!!! Regards!
-- Katarzyna Wala (email@example.com), March 21, 2004
"Schmürz" is built from the word "Schmerz" which means "pain" in German (Vian's wife Ursula spoke German). Regards.
-- jane babylone (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2004.