Sleep Has His House

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AuthorAnna Kavan
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Sleep Has His House est un texte épais dont l’indice de diversité lexicale pointe à 4.979457. Il comporte 251232 caractères et 50417 mots dont 10125 différents.

Sleep Has His House introduit un nombre restreint de protagonistes évoluant dans un environnement sans nom.

Sleep Has His House, publiée pour la première fois en 1947, est une œuvre signée Anna Kavan. Elle a été éditée à 10 reprises, la dernière édition datant de 2003.

Since her death in 1968, there has been a strong revival of interest in Anna Kavan's work. Sleep Has His House, combining autobiography with surrealist experimentation, deserves to rank with the author's best works. In her foreword Anna Kavan writes: 'Life is tension or the result of tension; without tension the creative impulse cannot exist. If human life be taken as the result of tension between the two polarities night and day, night, the negative pole, must share equal importance with the positive day. At night, under the influence of cosmic radiations quite different from those of the day, human affairs are apt to come to a crisis. At night most human beings die and are born. Sleep Has His House describes in the night-time language certain stages in the development of one individual human being. No interpretation is needed of this language we have all spoken in childhood and in our dreams; but for the sake of unity a few words before every section indicate the corresponding events of the day.' (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1973).

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Sleep Has His House

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aurora borealis
Liaison Officer
thunderous revving
old man
far away
little girl
front door
escaping steam
clanging bells
hurrying along
colossally underfoot
porcupine quills
straw hat
dancing master
dead spot
flattens colossally
verse burgeons
one another
bottom drawer
bubbling mess

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mother
girl
doctor

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251232

stats#has diversity indice

4.979457

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10125

stats#has word count

50417

coverage

20th century

creator

http://openlibrary.org/authors/OL200810A

date

1973

description

Since her death in 1968, there has been a strong revival of interest in Anna Kavan's work. Sleep Has His House, combining autobiography with surrealist experimentation, deserves to rank with the author's best works. In her foreword Anna Kavan writes: 'Life is tension or the result of tension; without tension the creative impulse cannot exist. If human life be taken as the result of tension between the two polarities night and day, night, the negative pole, must share equal importance with the positive day. At night, under the influence of cosmic radiations quite different from those of the day, human affairs are apt to come to a crisis. At night most human beings die and are born. Sleep Has His House describes in the night-time language certain stages in the development of one individual human being. No interpretation is needed of this language we have all spoken in childhood and in our dreams; but for the sake of unity a few words before every section indicate the corresponding events of the day.' (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1973).

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Psychological fiction
Psychiatric hospital patients
Mentally ill women
Autobiographical fiction
surrealism fiction

title

Sleep Has His House

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work manifested

Sleep has his house (1981)
Sleep Has His House (1984, February)
Sleep Has His House (1948)
Sleep Has His House (1984)
Sleep Has His House (2003)
Sleep Has His House (1974)
Casa del sono (1980)
Demeure du sommeil (1977)
Sleep has his house (1973)
The House of Sleep (1947)