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Doctor Glas

Doctor Glas Stark brooding and enormously controversial when first published in this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin de si cle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieg

  • Title: Doctor Glas
  • Author: Hjalmar Söderberg Paul Britten Austin Margaret Atwood
  • ISBN: 9780385722674
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister So when the minister s beautiful wife complainsStark, 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 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 A masterpiece of enduring power, Doctor Glas confronts a chilling moral quandary with gripping intensity.

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    1. Hjalmar Söderberg Paul Britten Austin Margaret Atwood

      Hjalmar Emil Fredrik S derberg was a Swedish novelist, playwright, poet and journalist His works often deal with melancholy and lovelorn characters, and offer a rich portrayal of contemporary Stockholm through the eyes of the flaneur S derberg is greatly appreciated in his native country, and is sometimes considered to be the equal of August Strindberg, Sweden s national author.

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    1. This book has become quite well known recently due to the theatre production starring Krister Henriksson We saw it in London a few months ago, and it is indeed very good but I was surprised to discover that the book is substantially different The eponymous Glas, as most people now know, is a doctor in late 19th century Stockholm who kills the husband of one of his patients Fru Gregorius is young and beautiful her husband is a hypocritical old priest whose very presence makes Glas feel physically [...]


    2. This short novel is a melancholic guide of Stockholm It is a compendium of thoughts and reflections upon life from a peculiar character It is a story of alienation and unrequited love And it is also the story of a planned murder Although than a hundred years old, this novel feels as fresh as if written yesterday The only hint of its age are depictions of places in Stockholm that no longer exist and some obsolete debates on abortion, for example , but otherwise the language doesn t fell dated an [...]




    3. When I finished this book I didn t feel much impressed however it grew on me in time There are some passages that I came back to read again and again Its a strange, insightful and interesting book written at the beginning of 20th century The story is about a young doctor who either pities or despises his patients and plays the judge and the jury and the executioner sometimes.The book makes you question fundamental issues such as morals, ethics and faith.


    4. I rather fell in love with this book It s concise a novella than a novel and the plot is extremely simple, hardly than a vehicle for the first person narrator s dark philosophical meditations But that doesn t prevent it from being a compelling read The novel s great strength is its voice It takes the form of a series of diary entries over a few summer months in Stockholm, in an unidentified year close to the time of composition it was published in 1905, apparently much to the patement of the b [...]


    5. Escrito em forma de di rio, retrata determinado per odo da vida de um m dico sueco no in cio do s culo XX, designadamente os seus dilemas morais e desabafos sociais Sou de opini o que h uma passagem do livro que resume muitos bem os dilemas com que o personagem principal, Tyko Gabriel Glas, confrontado, designadamente em praticar o aborto e a eutan sia homic dio Mas era severo e duro, e tinha ideias bem assentes sobre o dever no que se referia s outras pessoas Quando de cada um de n s mesmos que [...]


    6. June 12 I ve never known such a summer.Here is the eponymous doctor s journal on show and he is most definitely not the sort of person one would wish to have as a GP Some of the lines are priceless with their gallow humour against all that is generally held to be humane sensibility It s all in here, arguments and mental brooding over abortion, prostitution, snobbery, lust no wonder it caused such a furore within hypocritical Lutheran society in Stockholm, in the early 1900 s Many chests would ha [...]


    7. I m sitting at my open window now and writing this for whom Not for any friend or girlfriend, scarcely even for myself, for I don t read today what I wrote yesterday, and I won t be reading this tomorrow What I m writing on these pages isn t a confession to whom should I confess I don t relate everything about myself I relate only what it pleases me to relate, but I never say anything untrue Not that I can lie away my souls misery, if miserable it must be SynopsisDoctor Glas, an epistolary novel [...]


    8. E presto verr , la neve La si avverte nell aria.Sar la benvenuta Che venga Che cada pure Questo libro stato una sorpresa Non mi aspettavo niente di cos umanamente coinvolgente Forse era il titolo a non dirmi niente di particolare Il suo contenuto, tuttavia, mi ha davvero fatto ricredere Ho scoperto un romanzo bellissimo e un grande autore.Il dottor Glas un libro sulla morale esaminata da un punto di vista in prima persona Tyko Gabriel Glas un uomo che non ha vissuto pienamente la sua vita, almen [...]


    9. Hjalmar S derberg 1869 1941 O sueco Hjalmar S derberg 1869 1941 , escritor, poeta, dramaturgo e jornalista publicou em 1905 o livro O Doutor Glas , que na edi o portuguesa da Rel gio D gua tem uma brilhante introdu o da escritora norte americana Margaret Atwood O Doutor Glas o di rio do jovem m dico Tyko Gabriel Glas, com cerca de trinta anos que come a a 12 de Junho, algures no in cio do s c XX, em Estocolmo, num Ver o particularmente quente, com um calor sufocante, e que termina a 7 de Outubro [...]


    10. O Doutor Glas foi publicado, pela primeira vez, na Su cia em 1905, altura em que gerou pol mica pela ousadia com que Hjalmar S derberg fala de sexo e morte, tendo sido entendido como a apologia do aborto, eutan sia e assass nio.Glas um homem melanc lico e solit rio, que vive em conflito entre o dever como m dico e o que ele pensa como pessoa um homem culto e uma alma sens vel, que ama a Beleza, potenciada pelo seu amor m sica e literatura, e que abomina tudo o que carnal, sujo, doente tudo aquil [...]


    11. Vita, proprio non ti capiscoQualche giorno fa, causa un malanno che non vuole passare, sono andato da un medico che mi hanno consigliato la mia dottoressa della ASL la equiparo per competenza a un pasticcere di scarsa qualit.Mi siedo e inizia l anamnesi, il solito fuoco di domande e risposte.A un certo punto squilla il telefono e il medico, scusandosi, risponde Dall altro capo del filo capisco esserci la segretaria Oggetto della conversazione una signora ha chiamato e insiste con foga per avere [...]



    12. It s a shame this novel isn t readily available in the US I read it for a Swedish literature course while I studied in Stockholm and fell in love with it before the end of the first page.Usually diary novels come across as trite and forced, at least to me While the whole concept of diary novels is rather dubious at best can you recall pages of dialog you ve had with people off the top of your head , some do it better than others S derberg handles it masterfully you ll find yourself hard pressed [...]


    13. FOUR AND HALF STARS.An excellent piece of literature A remarkable translation My only regret is that I have no time to write a detailed review.


    14. Sexual obsession and oppression, along withabortion, euthanasia, murder, the tyranny ofreligion and other condiments that make up Life,are vividly explored in this startling psychologicalnovel first published in 1905 The solitary young Dr Glas must advise a woman whose minister husbandis a boor Has he too much or too little carnalknowledge


    15. Jag trodde att den skulle k nnas mossig, men ack s fel jag fick En bok jag kommer forts tta fundera ver.



    16. Now I know why this caused so much controversy when it was published All in all, definitely an interesting read.I had to reread it because I m writing a paper about it and I d like to add trigger warnings for extreme ableism, quite some sexism and sexual assault Just in case any of you felt like reading this.


    17. For my swedish review, read further down This is a difficult book to review I haven t had time to read a lot this week, but I think that has been in my favour because I ve had time to consider and reflect about the content, and have realized what a philosophical author S derberg was.We get to follow the main character through his perception of the world, in the form of diary notes He finds comfort in writing so much that he actually doesn t get rid of them later on, even though he suspects them [...]



    18. I asked a friend who grew up in Sweden to recommend some Swedish literature, as I couldn t remember ever reading any S derberg was the first writer they mentioned I subsequently found a lovely 1963 Chatto Windus edition of Doctor Glas in the university library, which was a delight to the senses It has that lovely old books scent, satisfyingly thick paper, and appealing typography It reminded me that modern bindings are of such inferior quality by comparison I very much doubt that most would surv [...]


    19. La morale quel famoso cerchio di gesso intorno alla gallina ne legato chi ci crede Ci sono uomini che difettano di ogni predisposizione alla felicit e che l avvertono con penosa e inesorabile chiarezza Tali uomini non aspirano alla felicit ma, semmai, cercano di dare un po di forma e di stile alla propria infelicit Glas uno di questi Trentatreenne, rapporto problematico col padre defunto, nessuna esperienza con donne se non una terminata in maniera tragica, una domestica fissa, Glas, sfiorato da [...]


    20. Vilken morgon En l tt k nning av h st i den glasklara luften Och stilla Jag ville se om kunde f nga en gnista fr n hennes stj rn gon genom floret As a gateway to Hjalmar S derberg s works one can hardly go wrong with Doctor Glas In Sweden he is viewed as being on the same tier as August Strindberg and Selma Lagerl f and with this novel he certainly proves it in my eyes It is an immensely psychological novel as one is suspended in the mind of Doctor Glas his thoughts, arguments, impressions, phil [...]


    21. En lagom l ng, existentiell ber ttelse om ett mer eller mindre r ttf rdigat mord, moraliska fr gor samt en sl ng eller tv om de sociala positioner in i vilka folk tvingas genom gamla traditioner, inte alltf r s llan av religi st slag Som har p pekats f rr finns vissa kopplingar till Dostojevskijs Raskolnikov Brott och Straff Huvudkarakt ren, doktor Glas, verv ger mordet och tvekar fram och tillbaka, f r viss ngest och paranoia efter att d det r genomf rt och verkar ven lida vissa rent fysiska be [...]


    22. Hjalmar S derberg would deserve popularity Doctor Glas is a very interesting book for all those who are interested in morality and its corruption.Although being written in an old fashioned style with an excessive use of an epistolary and diary form, this novel is extremely modern.I would call it postmodern in a way.Who else in 1906 would have spoken of issues such as abortion, euthanasia, suicidal tendencies and women s rights Further showing the points of view on these topics of a physician an [...]




    23. Jag hade h ga f rv ntningar p Doktor Glas och jag kan inte s ga annat n att den levde upp till de f rv ntningarna Spr ket r fantastiskt vackert p m nga s tt samtidigt som boken r skarpt och k rnfullt skriven utan on diga utfyllnads stycken Min erfarenhet r att b cker fr n sekelskiftet och tidigare ofta har en lite annorlunda dramaturgi och r skrivna p ett lite mer h gtravande och pratigt vis d r n gon ber ttar f r mig om karakt rerna snarare n l ter karakt rerna sj lva ber tta eller visa histori [...]


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