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Doctor Glas a novel. by Hjalmar Söderberg

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementTranslated by Paul Britten Austin.
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13544012M

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Oct 26,  · Doctor Glas by Hjalmar Söderberg First published in Swedish in English translation, Doctor Glas was first published in Sweden in , when it caused a . Doctor Glas's journal entries reveal him to be a sensitive, reserved, and somewhat damaged character. Early in the book he speaks of his duty as a physician to preserve life. A number of his women patients have requested abortions, but Glas has always refused to get involved because of his professional duty. "Doctor Glas" (), by Hjalmar Soderberg (), is the philosophically conflicted diary of Tyko Glas, a young medical doctor in Stockholm, Sweden's largest city, in the form of his personal written diary. He tells us he is just thirty years old and looking for adventure, a progressive and aesthetic intellectual in a conservative city/5(14). “In the days when I was ambitious I worked out a very pretty little plan for conquering the whole earth and rearranging things as they ought to be; and when, in the end, everything became so good it almost began to be boring, then I was going to stuff my pockets with as much money as I could lay hands on and creep away, vanish in some cosmopolis and sit at a corner cafe and drink absinthe.

"Doctor Glas is beautifully balanced, rich, coherent, and free." - Michael Hofmann, London Review of Books "Written in a world before the two world wars, the novel has an icy wind in it, a sense of weeding the world so that only the strongest and loveliest can live. The retrieval of Doctor Glas in English is a bracing gift to hungry readers' Susan SontagLonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. Aug 13,  · About Doctor Glas. A masterpiece of enduring power, Doctor Glas confronts a chilling moral quandary with gripping intensity. With an introduction by Margaret Atwood. Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in , this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of fin-de-siècle Stockholm against the psychological landscape of a man besieged by obsession. Doctor Glas: A Novel by Hjalmar Soderberg and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at vanbuskirkphotos.com

Mar 27,  · One of Doctor Glas’ regular visitors is the Reverend Gregorius. While Glas fails to feel the expected good-will towards a number of his patients, he reserves a special, intense kind of disdain for the clergyman. Indeed, Gregorius’ introduction into the novel occurs while Glas is trying, unsuccessfully, to . Dec 20,  · Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Doctor Glas. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience%(). Feb 25,  · Lonely and introspective, Doctor Glas has long felt an instinctive hostility toward the odious local minister. When the minister's beautiful wife complains of her husband's oppressive sexual attention, Doctor Glas finds himself contemplating murderPages: Nov 04,  · “A masterpiece of enduring power, Doctor Glas confronts a chilling moral quandary with gripping intensity. With an introduction by Margaret Atwood. Stark, brooding, and enormously controversial when first published in , this astonishing novel juxtaposes impressions of .