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Doctor Glas, Soderberg,  Hjalmar
Doctor Glas
Hjalmar Soderberg

Paperback $19.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Fiction - Published: 3/Sep/2019 - ISBN: 9781784875480


' A searing masterwork of Northern European literature. The retrieval of Doctor Glas in English is a bracing gift to hungry readers' Susan Sontag

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.

Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in 1905, this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-si cle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Hjalmar S-derberg, 1869-1941, was a civil servant and then a journalist before becoming a full-time writer. His novels include Martin Birck's Youth (1901), Doctor Glas (1905) - widely regarded as his masterpiece - and The Serious Game (1912). S-derberg's play Gertrud (1906) was made into a film by Carl Dreyer. A Swedish masterpiece, Doctor Glas is a study of power, morality and obsession that resonates as much today as it did on publication. This new edition marks 150 years since the birth of Hjalmar Soderberg.

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