Dream Story (Green Integer)
Amidst a short spat between a married couple, the husband, a doctor, is summoned to the bedside of a dying man. So begins a series of involvements throughout the night in increasingly dangerous and deviant sexual adventures for Fridolin, who taken by a friend to a "secret" party, is forced to... show more
Amidst a short spat between a married couple, the husband, a doctor, is summoned to the bedside of a dying man. So begins a series of involvements throughout the night in increasingly dangerous and deviant sexual adventures for Fridolin, who taken by a friend to a "secret" party, is forced to make choices that seem beyond his control. The dream-like events are made more frighteningly real by Schnitzler’s powerfully detailed descriptions, as little by little Fridolin gives in to the demands of the secret celebrants.Order may be restored, but the desperation, the depravity of the human mind remains just below the surface of the conscious willing of good.A doctor himself and close friend of Sigmund Freud, Arthur Schnitzler was one of the most important playwrights and novelists of early 20th-century Austrian literature.
Publish date: June 1st 2003
Publisher: Green Integer
Pages no: 167
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Read For School
, 20th Century
, German Literature
, Short Stories
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