St Francis - The disease
From his real name Alfred henschke, born in Krossen on the Order on November 4, 1891 and died of tuberculosis in Davos on August 14, 1928, Klabund produced an immense body of work, of which these two texts are moving illustrations. Saint Francis. The world of beasts is sometimes more attractive than that of men. The hero knows this and by the magic of a wish, he discovers an animal: a dog. He then finds true humanity. Klabund takes up here an ancient theme: the life of the Cynics, who saw in each animal a part of divinity. This is Saint Francis, one of the most gripping and moving novels by the great German writer. Klabund's disease gives us in a disseminated, almost timid way a part of what his life could have been like in the world of sanatoriums. The disease fades, however, so that theater, poetry and love can express themselves in the words Sybil and Sylvester. This novel was written about ten years before "The Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann.
160 pages | ISBN: 9782914388245