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Stanley Kubrick, the great director, died only days after submitting the first cut of his film Eyes Wide Shut to Warner Brothers. The basis of his film is the novella Rhapsody: A Dream Novel, also known as Dream Story written in 1925 by the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler. Interestingly, it was first published in installments in the magazine Die Dame (English: The Lady), the first illustrated magazine in Germany to cater to the interests of modern women. Which says a bit about the targeted audience of the author..

The story itself: The seemingly happy marriage of Albertine and Fridolin hides the unfulfilled erotic desires of the two partners, which discharge themselves in nightly escapades. Schnitzler's emotion at the instinctual nature of man has accompanied him since his early acquaintance with Sigmund Freud, whose teaching he reflects in his work in literature.

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narrator is miscast. completely unsuited

narrator is miscast. completely unsuited to the story. more thought in casting please. no matter how good the story, if the narrator isn't suited, what's the point?

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  • Carlo Pate
  • 20-08-21

Four Your Information (info on translation)

I recently decided to read this because I just watched eyes wide shut. And the copy of the book that I have is translated by J. M. Q. Davies. I listen to audiobooks to help with my concentration but I also follow along in the book while I listen. If you just listening then this shouldn’t be a problem but if you’re reading along, then now you know who the translator IS NOT. They do the Audible introduction in German and they just tell you the title, the author, the narrator, and then they begin so I honestly can’t tell you who the translator is. But for those interested, it is NOT JMQ Davies.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-02-22

Impressively well told story

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect but the story was quite accurate to the film, probably the most true to form adaptation Kubrick did. Quite a quick but interesting read. Definitely recommend to those interested in dramas