The White Hotel by D. M. Thomas

The book follows the life of Lisa Erdman, a half-Jewish opera singer, through her erotic fantasies, her analysis with Sigmund Freud, her subsequent life in pre-war Vienna, and her eventual death in a Nazi concentration camp. The narrative is presented in a variety of styles, including erotic poetry, Freud's case study, third-person narrative, and a surrealistic opera libretto. The novel explores themes of sexuality, psychoanalysis, and the human capacity for evil and destruction.

The 6683rd greatest book of all time


Published
1981
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
240-320
Words
84,000
Original Language
English

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