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Kubin’s "The Other Side"
The Novel written in metaphorical and symbolic language is a sort of autobiographic novel. The narrator, Kubin himself decides, along with his wife to move to “Pearl”, the capital of a built in Central Asia, dream realm, pull, whose daily life of Ancient (old buildings, mills, homes, disreputable bars, towers, cafes), a Kafkaesque bureaucratic hierarchy and emotional discord (hysteria, anxiety, disorientation, chaos and obsessions) is controlled, and in which there is neither technical nor cultural progress. The inhabitants of the city, shrouded by dense fog, are sensitive dreamer, subject only to the logic of the dream world. Patera, the ruler of the dream realm is left to decay, so the chaos is increasing.
Kubin’s novel exerted a decisive influence on writers like Franz Kafka, Gustav Meyrink and Ernst Jünger.
It is probably also in the sense Kubin, if we interpret the novel as so many of his prints as a symbol of the fatalistic view of things, but even he calls himself a fatalist.
In the novel "The Other Side" and also in the drawings noted Ernst Jünger a peculiarity of the composition, which he calls "unrelated simultaneity," a blunt isolation of the individuals who are in the world such as in a number of prison cells next to each other act similarity to Georg Trakl.
SARTORIO Giulio Aristide, Sybil. Dramatic poem in four acts
Milan, L’Eroica, 1922. In the 4th largest, 219 –  p., I fb, 219 etchings on zinc (including 70 full page). Binding editorial cartoon, with illustrations on the front plate.1018 and number of the signature of Ettore Cozzani and Giulio Aristide Sartorio.
One of the masterpieces of Italian graphic design of the twentieth century. This magnificent edition, published in only 1333 numbered copies signed by the artist and publisher Ettore Cozzani and fully engraved on zinc, is the most important contribution to the art of book Sartorio. The beautiful illustrations, typefaces and decorative friezes were designed and implemented in a period of time of over ten years: Sartorio began to prepare the sheets of zinc in 1912. .Partially published in the journal L’Eroica (in the years 1913-14) where Cozzani explains the technique used by the artist to run the plates, engraved on wood instead of zinc, but with the system of engraving in relief with effect woodcut by applying acid in the parts where you did not want to deposit the ink (E. Bardy, searches of the ‘Black’, p. 133). After the impression all the printing material was destroyed. Giulio Aristide Sartorio – painter, sculptor, writer, illustrator and photographer – (Rome, 1860-1930) spent considerable time in Weimar, Paris and London, was attracted by the Pre-Raphaelites, he joined the group "In Arte Libertas’ and was among the founders of Twenty-five of the "Roman Countryside". Aristide Sartorio is also famous because it has performed extensive pictorial frieze in the Chamber of Deputies building and dedicated to the history of Italian civilization.