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Poco noto, se non ai frequentatori abituali del romanzo gotico, Meyrink nei suoi racconti aggiunge all'atmosfera oscura e misteriosa un tocco geniale di razionalismo ironico volteriano con arguti riferimenti alla situazione socio-politica e culturale della sua epoca.
I dieci racconti qui presentati si prestano a più chiavi di lettura e di interpretazione.
Se in La maschera
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Paperback, Tascabili Economici Newton, 98 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Tascabili Economici Newton
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Recensisco questo volume insieme a Il cardinale Napellus (Mondadori, Oscar, 1989) perché entrambi contengono racconti di questo autore, e possono essere letti insieme, data la unitarietà delle tematiche trattate. Meyrink si dedica infatti alla scrittura di racconti nei primi anni del '900, subito dopo la conversione da banchiere a scrittore: quasi tutti i suoi racconti sono antecedenti alla stesura dei suoi cinque romanzi (tra i quali il p
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The illegitimate child of a baron and an actress, Meyrinck spent his childhood in Germany, then moving to today's Czech Republic where he lived for 20 years. The city of Prague is present in most of his work along with various religious, occult and fantastic themes. Meyrinck practiced yoga all his life.

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He unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide at the age of 24. His son committed su
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