20th Century Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler20th Century Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler

20th Century Dream Story

byArthur SchnitzlerForeword byFrederic RaphaelTranslated byJ M Davies

Paperback | September 7, 1999

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This wonderful translation of Dream Story will allow a fresh generation of readers to enjoy this beautiful, heartless and baffling novella. Dream Story tells how through a simple sexual admission a husband and wife ware driven apart into rival worlds of erotic revenge.
The extraordinary Viennese writer Arthur Schnitzler (1862-19310) was born in Vienna, the son of a prominent Jewish laryngologist, Schnitzler studies medicine at Vienna University but soon abandoned medicine for writing. From 1895 he attracted public attention as a dramatist. Concentrating on sex and death, his work shows a remarkable c...
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Title:20th Century Dream StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.04 × 0.24 inPublished:September 7, 1999Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141182245

ISBN - 13:9780141182247

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is an interesting book This book will take you back to the time. You actually see how thing were back then. It certainly has some depth, but it is still entertaining.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If You Liked Eyes Wide Shut You'll Love Dream Story Like the title says, if you like the Stanley Kubrick film "Eyes Wide Shut", you'll love Arthur Schnitzler's "Dream Story". There are differences, of course, but the book has lost none of its flare, even after 100+ years.
Date published: 2012-11-30

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The original inspiration for Stanley Kubrick's final masterpiece Eyes Wide Shut, this is the haunting and erotic story of a doctor who discovers his wife's history of elaborate sexual fantasies. He sets out on an imaginative journey in which he encounters dissolute pianists, mysterious and sinister coachmen, corrupt nuns, and bizarre masked orgies, and is all the while forced to look anew at his long marriage. Arthur Schinitzler's Dream Story is a riveting novel that you won't be able to put down.