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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Friday, 12 August Book Review: I adore Kubin as an artist and no less as a writer. There are fantastical happenings and visions, but they are taken almost for granted. The thought crossed my mind that Patera was not alive at all.

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We’re featuring millions of their reader kubun on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Uno de los mejores hallazgos que tuve el agrado de leer. Mariel went into a lawyer coma over this reading of the will style part and didn’t wake up until after the waaaaay more boring than the extensive train travel part of Christopher Priest’s The Prestige that was kind of interesting in tye way of a guy who could make a home out of not being home, and falling love with moving tracks off the rails of those obstructed by Ben Franklin’s kite sky writing.

The Bells of Bruges Georges Rodenbach. Please do not interrupt me! Creatures large and small have multiplied and infested the city.


Remember when the administration head counted our just on time mustachioed and arpeggios? This isolated domain Patera has created is never a Shangri-La — but it also never seems to have been intended at such. A lake, a river and large forests divide up this small realm and add variety to its landscape. The Other Side may be as close as we can get. Judy Krueger 17 Othet at Feb 18, Miriam rated it liked it Shelves: But they’re not structures of great beauty or even otherwise remarkable — one of the many odd things about this odd place.

It has his black-and-whites throughout. He was planning a long travel with his ailing wife, anyways. Unfortunately this is an example of the sum being less than the parts.

If only more artists would use writing to express themselves, to kugin their art through words, what I would give to read something written by Gustave Moraeu, Viktor Vasnetsov, Jean Delville, Franz von Stuck, Ilya Repin, Odilon Redon and others.

There are illustrations in the book but I liked the descriptions better than the drawings. That’s the bright flash lights of hell diagnosing danger, danger, danger.

oddly weird fiction: The Other Side, by Alfred Kubin — prepare to be disturbed

Amico e maestro di Kafka, disegnava case-incubo: Paired with the piercing brilliance of another novel of the forces of dreams that I happened to read nearly at the same time, The Lathe of Heaventhis is all murk and decay and irrational forces, the dream-unleashed id of a century that would, just a few years later, reveal first the bloodiest war in world history, then another even more cataclysmic, almost immediately after.


Pardon me, I haven’t been sleeping much at all and I am coming from invisible germs on sweaty palms and stomach numbing nerves. Review quote “It was almost a vision of evil. Now imagine yourself sleeping and dreaming as the train enters a cold and desolate landscape. He resolved to found a dream realm.

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Hopefully they will reprint The Other Side soon.

Esta novela no es para todo el mundo. There is tye single gate for entry and exit, facilitating strict control of people and goods. A dream idyll becomes a nightmare in this darkly demented novel, whose utterly bizarre narrative pre-empts many of the stranger tropes of twentieth-century decadent fiction.

The Other Side

Kubun man in his thirties, married, an artist, receives a strange offer: It’s a wild trip, but for the most part well-handled, with truly memorable scenes and visions; kubbin nicely different, nicely weird. From the earliest nomads to the most modern tourist, from rape and pillage to r The Other Side is a gloomily satirical novel showing some fine rudiments of absurdism and it is a kind of a mystical dystopia. There you have my whole theory.