skip to content
Incubus Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Incubus

Author: Giuseppe Berto; William Weaver
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"It is some fifteen years since Berto's earlier, younger novels--The Brigand and The Sky is Red, and they were certainly very different in character from this ""immoderate self-exposure"" in an unabashed first person which deals with the narrator's ""sixty year and four month struggle"" with his father. When alive, his father didn't count for much; but after his death (the sequence following his abdominal  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Fiction
Dust jackets (Binding)
Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding)
Association copies (Provenance)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berto, Giuseppe.
Incubus.
New York, A.A. Knopf, 1966
(OCoLC)575452847
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giuseppe Berto; William Weaver
OCLC Number: 1188076
Description: 388 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Male oscuro.
Responsibility: by Giuseppe Berto ; translated from the Italian by William Weaver.

Abstract:

"It is some fifteen years since Berto's earlier, younger novels--The Brigand and The Sky is Red, and they were certainly very different in character from this ""immoderate self-exposure"" in an unabashed first person which deals with the narrator's ""sixty year and four month struggle"" with his father. When alive, his father didn't count for much; but after his death (the sequence following his abdominal obstruction from the table to the coffin is relentless) he was left with his incubus, a prodigious guilt. Savagely, the naroissistic naked eye spins over memories of the past and scenes in the present-- from the congenital and chronic problem of his father to the more ""pleasant"" difficulties of women; but primarily over various organic functions and dysfunctions (his ulcer; his urinary tract; etc.) which finally takes him in a state of neurasthenic exhaustion to a psychiatrist where after several years he is more at ""ease among the hypotheses of the unconscious and the haggling between the Ego, the Id and the Superego."" And even if his psyche isn't altogether equilibrated, he is ready, or is he, to assume the aggravations of the workaday world... Berto's book, midway between a confessional and a tirade, is also a bravura performance but its wickedly funny lucidity is shot with brilliance, particularly where it is uncommonly uncomfortable." (Kirkus Review, Feb 14, 1965)

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1188076> # Incubus
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1188076#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ; # Male oscuro.
    library:oclcnum "1188076" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/853.9/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/54031288#Topic/psychology> ; # Psychology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/54031288#Topic/fathers_and_sons> ; # Fathers and sons
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/54031288#Place/italy> ; # Italy.
    schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/66463667> ; # Giuseppe Berto
    schema:bookEdition "First American edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/59205948> ; # William Weaver
    schema:datePublished "1966" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/54031288> ; # Male oscuro.
    schema:genre "Association copies (Provenance)"@en ;
    schema:genre "Publishers' cloth bindings (Binding)"@en ;
    schema:genre "Dust jackets (Binding)"@en ;
    schema:genre "Fiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/575452847> ;
    schema:name "Incubus"@en ;
    schema:productID "1188076" ;
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1188076#Review/-1612903223> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1188076> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/54031288#Topic/fathers_and_sons> # Fathers and sons
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Fathers and sons"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/59205948> # William Weaver
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1923" ;
    schema:deathDate "2013," ;
    schema:familyName "Weaver" ;
    schema:givenName "William" ;
    schema:name "William Weaver" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66463667> # Giuseppe Berto
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Berto" ;
    schema:givenName "Giuseppe" ;
    schema:name "Giuseppe Berto" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/54031288> # Male oscuro.
    schema:name "Male oscuro." ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/575452847>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Incubus." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1188076> ; # Incubus
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1188076#Review/-1612903223>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1188076> ; # Incubus
    schema:reviewBody ""It is some fifteen years since Berto's earlier, younger novels--The Brigand and The Sky is Red, and they were certainly very different in character from this ""immoderate self-exposure"" in an unabashed first person which deals with the narrator's ""sixty year and four month struggle"" with his father. When alive, his father didn't count for much; but after his death (the sequence following his abdominal obstruction from the table to the coffin is relentless) he was left with his incubus, a prodigious guilt. Savagely, the naroissistic naked eye spins over memories of the past and scenes in the present-- from the congenital and chronic problem of his father to the more ""pleasant"" difficulties of women; but primarily over various organic functions and dysfunctions (his ulcer; his urinary tract; etc.) which finally takes him in a state of neurasthenic exhaustion to a psychiatrist where after several years he is more at ""ease among the hypotheses of the unconscious and the haggling between the Ego, the Id and the Superego."" And even if his psyche isn't altogether equilibrated, he is ready, or is he, to assume the aggravations of the workaday world... Berto's book, midway between a confessional and a tirade, is also a bravura performance but its wickedly funny lucidity is shot with brilliance, particularly where it is uncommonly uncomfortable." (Kirkus Review, Feb 14, 1965)" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.