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Doctor Glas: A Novel - Hjalmar Soderberg
Doctor Glas: A Novel
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Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siècle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility... show more
Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siècle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. So when the minister’s beautiful wife complains of her husband’s oppressive sexual attentions, Doctor Glas finds himself contemplating murder. A masterpiece of enduring power, Doctor Glas confronts a chilling moral quandary with gripping intensity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385722674 (0385722672)
ASIN: 0385722672
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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DES
DES rated it
Saw it as a one person theatre piece in Swedish with English subtitles and with Krister Henriksson (Wallander character) performing a marvellous piece.
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
4.0
Having trashed Camilla yesterday, I’m going to try to redress the balance... http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/doktor-glas-by-hjalmar-soderberg/---------------------------------------------------------------Book read, more to say here:http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/20...
Emamemi
Emamemi rated it
This short novel is a melancholic guide of Stockholm. It is a compendium of thoughts and reflections upon life from a peculiar character. It is a story of alienation and unrequited love. And it is also the story of a planned murder. Although more than a hundred years old, this novel feels as fresh a...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it
4.0
Hjalmar Söderberg would deserve more popularity."Doctor Glas" is a very interesting book for all those who are interested in morality and its corruption.Although being written in an old fashioned style with an excessive use of an epistolary and diary form, this novel is extremely modern.I would call...
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