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A Box of Dreams: Original Trade Paper [Paperback]

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Item description for A Box of Dreams: Original Trade Paper by David Madsen...

The id is out of its box and scampering all over this often hilarious and surreally distrubing gothic romp. The narrator wakes from a dream of sexual assault on a train--or was it' Finding himself in a bewildering Mitteleuropa, he is counselled by a bogus Dr. Freud and embroiled in the irrational doings of a malodorous ticket inspector, a sadistic valet, a lascivious count and his luscious daughter. He is also confined to a velveteen skirt and taken for an authority on yodelling. Madsen has his favorite themes -- food, sex and Catholics -- and here adds psychoanalysis to the mix, as the hero struggles for self-knowledge. He sidles from dream to dream, and wakes to find his consciousness drooling again.

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Pages   210
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.72" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   1.46 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 10, 2005
Publisher   Dedalus,
ISBN  1903517222  
ISBN13  9781903517222  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David Madsen is the former Department Chair of Drafting Technology and an instructor at Clackamas Community College, an authorized AutoCAD. training center in Oregon City, Oregon. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Design Drafting Association.

David Madsen was born in 1929.

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Kafka meets Rabelais on a train   Oct 6, 2006
Imagine to find yourself on a train with a sadistic guard and a psychiatrist called Dr. Freud who is NOT the founder of Psychoanalysis, but a slightly unbalanced homonymous; imagine going in a castle that's not a castle, where you're supposed to give a lecture on a zany subject of wich you know nothing; imagine havbing your lecture interrupted by ferocious carnivorous cows. This is unquestionably the most weird and loopy (in many senses) novel of the mysterious Madsen, having something in common with Delany's Dhalgren.

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