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.

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L’altra parte – Italia. Another voice from my peanut gallery: That sums up much of the book, too. No es un libro que pueda leerse sin, aunque sea, un poco de esfuerzo. It’s a wild trip, but for the most part well-handled, with truly memorable scenes and visions; it’s nicely different, nicely weird.

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Feb 18, Miriam rated it liked it Shelves: Possibile che non ci siano limiti, che tutto sia vissuto come da sonnambuli, che due giocatori di scacchi non finiscano mai la loro partita? Forget Kafka, go for Kubin, for it has much richer inner world and somewhat mystic experience of which there is hardly anything to say beyond true amazement.

They clearly show in the novel, but it would be wrong to read it only in this psychoanalytic light because it also has strong satirical, symbolic and esoteric sides.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Analogies may easily be drawn to ideas like Jung’s collective subconscious, the cycles of change of taoism,and the karmic principle of hinduism and jainism, and alarmingly to events in the present.


I Malavoglia Giovanni Verga. That’s what the spokesperson I don’t know if I really liked this or not.

A mysterious stranger called Franz Gautsch asks to talk to him on behalf of Claus Patera, a sids school friend from Salzburg with whom he long lost touch. On their arrival in Pearl, they immediately discover that all is not right in the Dream Realm. The complete review ‘s Review:. The Dream Land is a paper cut kind of festering.

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The Other Side is a gloomily satirical novel showing some fine rudiments of absurdism and it is a kind of a mystical dystopia. Edith LaGraziana 18 August at Mar 02, Ctgt rated it really liked it Shelves: I don’t even know if I’m asleep. You are ukbin using your Facebook account. Haven’t you done enough for today? With its visions and queerness the story seems to be a metaphor for something else.

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Something about this collective unconscious in a burned to the ground village made me feel so tired. The first time through this novel I was shaken, my nerves were working overtime, and Alfree couldn’t think straight for a while after having finished it. We mental people come from all corners of this wide mental land in peace.

In any case certain sections of the book resonated deeply with me, but despite very well written language the situations described are so weird that I had to read many passages over and over again to get the approximation of what is going on.


The nurse was a fucking bitch, though, and I’m sure she would have made some mouth noise I could have construed as an invader from the evil mental lands across the gray mass seas.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He could presmell what they might smell like in his paranoia.

The splendid paintings developed black spots, which rapidly spread over the entire surface. Written inand more or less half way between Meyrink and Kafka, it was greeted with wild enthusiasm by the artists and writers of the Expressionist generation. Kubin says he’ll see me on the other side, then.

In the early s the unnamed first-person narrator of The Other Sidea former graphic artist in his seventies, writes down what happened forty years earlier when he lived somewhere in Central Asia for a while. He counts on a model society that has left behind the annoyances of modernity, notably worries concerning work and money, and he hopes for a healthy climate where his ailing wife will get well. It is difficult I know, almost otheg difficult for mere words to describe what Patera hopes to achieve with his Dream Realm.