The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

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"No one does history-meets-the-fantastic like Morrow. The Asylum of Dr. Caligari is a great example--Impressionism versus expressionism, psychology in the asylum of 'dreams,' the weaponization of art, big laughs and big ideas, a wild imagination, and smooth, subtle writing."
--Jeffrey Ford, author of A Natural History of Hell

It is the summer of 1914. As the world teeters on the brink of the Great War, a callow American painter, Francis Wyndham, arrives at a renowned European insane asylum, where he begins offering art therapy under the auspices of Alessandro Caligari--sinister psychiatrist, maniacal artist, alleged sorcerer. And determined to turn the impending cataclysm to his financial advantage, Dr. Caligari will--for a price--allow governments to parade their troops past his masterpiece: a painting so mesmerizing it can incite entire regiments to rush headlong into battle.

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari is a timely tale that is by turns funny and erotic, tender and bayonet-sharp--but ultimately emerges as a love letter to that mysterious, indispensable thing called art.
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, Tachyon Publications,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616962654
1616962658
Characteristics: 184 pages ;,21 cm

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