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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People forcibly talked themselves into their suggestive visions. Damned if I know. After introducing himself the stranger explains the reason for his visit. From the earliest nomads to the most modern tourist, from rape and pillage to recent journeys of exploration, however much the motives may change, sire wandering remains.

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If you’re familiar with his art you’ll be easily able to envision the scenes in this book. Imagine yourself walking among the dead where the people seem more alive that the people you know in your real life. Come on, I invited you, man! Refresh and try again. His studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, however, he gave up and earned his living as printmaker and book illustrator. It is difficult I know, almost too difficult for mere words to describe what Patera hopes to achieve with his Dream Realm.


Jul 30, Eadweard rated it really liked it Shelves: Then even domesticated animals become vicious and turn on their masters.

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Another voice from my peanut gallery: The first time through this novel I was shaken, my nerves were working overtime, and I couldn’t think straight for a while after having finished it. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Admittedly, it does not sound very optimistic already. Dec 28, Andy rated it really liked it.

I started reading The Other Side weeks ago.

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Though ostensibly a gothic macabre fantasy, it kubjn tempting to read The Other Side as a satire on the reactionary, idealist utopianism evident in German thought in the early twentieth century, highly prescient in its gloom, given later developments.

Things become increasingly bizarre. He could presmell what they might smell like in his paranoia.

The bitchy nurse says some shit now about how that was the point, Europe after WWI, blah blah blah. One of my new favorites! Amico e maestro di Kafka, disegnava case-incubo: From the first line, the story is haunted by a sense of the inescapable: That’s exactly how this very disturbing novel begins.


Other than the way the artist would describe things as if he could paint them it was too much like trying to slap some name on it.

Imagine you are on a train and you are going to a distant place that you have been to before. Nov 28, Nora rated it it sude amazing Shelves: Although provision has been made to ensure there are no material shortages, the whole thrust of the principal aims of this community is directed less towards the maintenance of property and goods, the population, individuals.

The forces of repulsion and attraction, the twin poles of the earth with their currents, the alternation of the seasons, day and night, black and white – these toher battles. This man has at his disposal what is by European standards, untold wealth.