The Asylum of Dr. CaligariBook - 2017 | First Edition
Francis Wyndham, a self-described bookish farm boy from central Pennsylvania, had his life changed, in 1913, by an inspirational visit to a modern art exhibition. Wyndham heads to Paris, where he adopts the identity of a descendant of a line of North American gypsies famous for their folk art. His initial efforts to get access to the giants of the age ends poorly, but he gets a new lease on life in 1914 when he's offered the chance to serve as an art therapist at an asylum run by Dr. Alessandro Caligari . Despite Caligari's poor opinion of Wyndham's work, Wyndham lands the job, only to learn that his employer, who views WWI as a grand-scale Nietzschean work of art has produced a painting, Ecstatic Wisdom, with unsettling powers that the American feels compelled to counter.
Publisher: San Francisco : Tachyon Publications, 
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: MORROW
Characteristics: 184 pages ; 21 cm