Severin's Journey into the Dark

Severin's Journey into the Dark : A Prague Ghost Story

3.68 (275 ratings by Goodreads)
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Leppin once wrote: "Prague remains my deepest experience. Its conflicts, its mystery, its ratcatcher's beauty have ever provided my poetic efforts with new inspiration and meaning." It is this city of darkened walls and strange decay that forms the backdrop of Severin's erotic adventures and fateful encounters as he enters a world of femmes fatales, Russian anarchists, dabblers in in the occult, and denizens of decadent salons. First published in 1914, Leppin seeks to unlock the mysterious erotic nature of his native city buried deep in the subconscious of its inhabitants. His depiction of this world, in a Prague straddling the border between the ancient and the modern, has brought Severin's Journey into the Dark deserved international acclaim. As Max Brod so aptly remarked: "Leppin was the truly chosen bard of the painfully disappearing old Prague..."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 117 pages
  • 135 x 195 x 8.89mm | 136.08g
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • English
  • 1 b&w frontispiece
  • 8090125727
  • 9788090125728
  • 521,193

Review quote

This novel would have been perfect material for a 1920s German Expressionist film, with shots of shadowy alleys dripping with menace and cadaverous black-eyed bar girls ... there is a compelling drive in this short tale. -- The Prague Post
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275 ratings
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4 40% (110)
3 34% (94)
2 6% (16)
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