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But by the end Ohher wasn’t sure if he was a source for good or ill frankly. 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.

The narrator tries to seek out Patera for some answers, but Patera remains elusive — both omnipresent, it seems, and yet hard to reach. In his combination of the darkly decadent, the fantastic and the grotesque, in his evocations of dream and nightmare, his creation of an atmosphere of mystery and fear he resembles Mervyn Peake.

I have a lizard tongue, apparently.

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The Realm is shut off from the rest of the world by a surrounding wall and protected against any attack by strong fortifications. So much for the storyline spoilers free This statement should, if anything, make the reader feel deeper anxiety.


He stood there upright, his torso reaching the clouds; his flesh othwr as if made of hills. Not that Lathe doesn’t have its sense of entropy too, but an impressively sustained portion of this one seems given over entirely to the horrors of entropy. Engravings became porous and fell to pieces. But it didn’t take long after they settled into the odd habits of the Dream Country nation that an arrival of a new citizen challenged the Status Quo of the Dreamers’ way of life and thus brought upon its destruction.

He put this gigantic instrument to his lips-it roared so that the universe shook.

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There is a single gate for entry and exit, facilitating strict control of people and goods. Realizing our powerlessness by itself cannot give us real power, or it would contradict the terms of this thought experiment.

The city is also largely built up of structures that have been moved, in their entirety, from other locales — giving the place a back-home feel, since that’s where many of the houses are actually from. Imagine yourself now walking in the past among ruined building and ancient relics. I think I am on a good track to understand it on a much deeper level, but I need to read some supporting materials first.

As puppets, we cannot cut our own strings. I don’t understand why it is not more widely known. Jul 30, Eadweard rated it really liked it Shelves: You are now in the world of Alfred Kubin It’s an interesting commentary that an American named Hercules Bell comes to the “Dream Ither and is a catalyst for it’s destruction.


Pero esto tampoco significa que sea un mal libro ni mucho menos. Literally, not just hyperbolically. Wild and compelling, mostly in the second half and in this translation.

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

That sums up much of the book, too. But all of these pieces end up being more interesting than the story itself, and the beginning was quite slow. They alfres their fortune, and while the narrator gets a good job as an illustrator for one of the local papers, their situation is not a particularly happy one.

The narrator and his wife take alvred long journey, and soon find themselves in Pearl, the main city in the dream-realm.

If I saw it in a dream that didn’t mean I could have stopped it from happening. Die andere Seite – Deutschland.

Questo, da noi, viene curato e sviluppato, il disturbarlo sarebbe un inconcepibile delitto. Am I just naive in that art and personal responses and shit?