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The White Dominican
Title : The White Dominican
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ISBN : 9780929497884
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 165

The White Dominican is Meyrink's most esoteric novel, and draws on the wisdom of a number of mystical traditions, the most important of which is Tao. It is set in a mystical version of the Bavarian town of Wasserburg, which sits on a promontory surrounded on three sides by the River Inn. The novel describes the spiritual journey of the simple hero, who, guided by a numberThe White Dominican is Meyrink's most esoteric novel, and draws on the wisdom of a number of mystical traditions, the most important of which is Tao. It is set in a mystical version of the Bavarian town of Wasserburg, which sits on a promontory surrounded on three sides by the River Inn. The novel describes the spiritual journey of the simple hero, who, guided by a number of figures, (his eccentric father, the spirit of a distant ancestor, the protecting presence of his dead lover and the mysterious figure of the White Dominican), escapes the 'Medusa's head' of the world to a transfiguration, through which he joins the 'living chain that stretches to infinity.'


The White Dominican Reviews

  • Eddie Watkins

    Gone the dense urban menace of his first two novels, replaced by a bucolic-seeming small city setting (I kept thinking Bavaria) with a river winding through, and the river by some weird twist passing between the houses of the two principle characters, Christopher & Ophelia, who will throughout the novel enact, consciously and unconsciously, a transcendent union. Yes, Ophelia drowns, but that’s no obstacle to Christopher’s continuing relationship with her as Meyrink here is concerned almo [...]

  • Beatriz Chavarri

    No sé si es que sea demasiado occidental y mi desconocimiento casi absoluto de las filosofías orientales influyó, pero tenía tiempo sin aburrirme tanto con un libro. Herman Hesse también tiene novelas profundamente metafísicas, pero no son tan soporíferas como El dominico blanco. Ya ni ganas tengo de leer El Golem, que es un eterno pendiente tras haber visto la película muda y haberla disfrutado tanto.

  • Fernando

    Me costó horrores (los mismos que sufre el protagonista, por momentos) terminar esta soporífera historia. Creo que ya no estoy para este tipo de literarura. Me pasó con Lovecraft y me sucedió nuevamente con Meyrink, de quien esperaba otra cosa.

  • metralindol

    попри незвичну мені лексику перекладу, що, певно, суто моя проблема, позаяк прочитане - хай навіть дещо витіювате і хай навіть то стараннями перекладача - сприймалося органічно, "Білий домініканець" приніс неабияке естетичне задоволення.щоправда, я сприйняв твір радше як за [...]

  • Pedro Garrido

    Me agrado esta obra de Meyrink para ser el primer trabajo que abordo de este escritor, es un texto facil y la lectura de dicha novela es fluida ademas de entretenida. Sin duda tomare en cuenta otros titulos de G.Meyrink para leer.

  • Bettie☯

    Translated by Mike MitchellFrom the Diary of an Invisible ManX or Y has written a novel." What does this mean?It is quite simple: he has used his imagination to portray people who do not really exist, has invented experiences for them and woven it all together.

  • Aras

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