A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Other Side by Alfred Kubin. When the protagonist of The Other Side by Alfred Kubin follows an invitation to take up residence in the secret Dream Kingdom that his school. Author: Alfred Kubin The Other Side tells of a dream kingdom which becomes a nightmare, of a journey to Pearl, a mysterious city created.

Author: Dataur Malanris
Country: Bahrain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 16 February 2011
Pages: 200
PDF File Size: 6.12 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.61 Mb
ISBN: 910-6-31886-601-8
Downloads: 83989
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Faejinn

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I will tell you that this book disturbe Imagine this: I am speaking of your former classmate, Claus Patera. Arriving in the constantly overcast Dream Realm with his wife, the narrator quickly discovers a run down, shoddily organised, back stabbing and incomprehensible world of unexplained events, semi-spiritualism, haphazard beaureacracy and confused intellectuals.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Patera does have a few idiosyncrasies, which are reflected in the look of the place, and what can be brought to it.

It functions, as a semi-nation with several tens of thousands of inhabitants, but it’s as if certain laws — of nature, and of man — don’t apply — even as it’s unclear which do and which don’t.

Si capisce come sia diventato e rimasto romanzo di culto superando il tempo e le epoche. Formerly they were scattered all over Europe.


Refresh and try again. As puppets, we cannot cut our own strings. En ese sentido, las acciones que se van dando son, para mi gusto, un tanto inconexas. Creatures large and small have multiplied and infested the city.

If you’re familiar with his art you’ll be easily able to envision the scenes in this book. His studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, however, he gave up and earned his living as printmaker and book illustrator. Pardon me, I haven’t been sleeping much at all and I am coming from invisible germs on sweaty palms and stomach numbing nerves.

That bad things that happen is a deliberate act to silence another voice, yeah. That’s where Clay Davis’ empty pockets turn up. The book influenced important writers like Franz Kafka and Gustav Meyrink although its language and style are rather simple and ordinary by comparison.

Weird #1 The Other Side (excerpt) by Alfred Kubin (1908)

The wall says you can’t leave. Wonderfully vivid and intense imagery, great dreary atmosphere and some fun characters, for example the barber who talks about philosophy so much that he has to get a monkey to cut hair for him. They are dying of cancer and you still don’t have a whirring noise at three a. My edition from is the first edition to have his comple Nothing short of amazing. Please help me spread information on good literature.

In fact, the book evokes a dystopian environment that appears grotesque and terrifying like a painting of Hieronymus Bosch or Francisco de Goya … or a proto-surrealistic drawing of the author himself.


Edith’s Miscellany: Book Review: The Other Side by Alfred Kubin

View all 4 comments. It’s a wild trip, but for the most part well-handled, with truly memorable scenes and visions; it’s nicely different, nicely weird. Kubin anticipatore della Prima Guerra Mondiale? Kubin, an Austrian writer influenced by E. The atmosphere soon begins to te on the narrator and above all his wife.

Questo, da noi, viene curato e sviluppato, il disturbarlo sarebbe un inconcepibile delitto. The people talked themselves into believing alfeed things they imagined. As the story goes along and unseen force behind everything becomes felt, as if thw world is held together by the will of one person’s dream.

Fortunately Mike Mitchell’s translation of The Other Side has recently been released in an ebook format for only ten dollars. The incredible thing was the way the same illusion would appear in several minds at once.

He’s a practical man, avaricious and greedy. When I find something out of the ordinary like The Other SideI tend to get sucked in completely and have trouble getting out until the very last page.