The Asylum of Dr. Caligari by James Morrow audiobook

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari

By James Morrow
Read by Paul Boehmer

Tantor Audio
5.30 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781541479319

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If you think today's profiteers are diabolical, blink again. 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.

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Summary

Summary

If you think today's profiteers are diabolical, blink again.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Entrancing prose enhances the unusual plot of Morrow's successful melding of history and fantasy. Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: James Morrow

Author Bio: James Morrow James Morrow is the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning novel Towing Jehovah, the Nebula Award-winning novella Shambling Towards Hiroshima, and the New York Times Notable Book Blameless in Abaddon. His novels include The Last Witchfinder, hailed by the Washington Post as "literary magic," and The Philosopher’s Apprentice, which received rave reviews from multiple outlets, including the New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. Morrow is a master of the satiric and the surreal who has enjoyed comparison with Twain, Vonnegut, and Updike. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 5.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English