|Dark Spring (1969) [Novel]|
by Unica Zürn
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(From the publisher):
Dark Spring is an autobiographical coming-of-age novel that reads more like an exorcism than a memoir. In it author Unica Zürn traces the roots to her obsessions: the exotic father she idealized, the "impure" mother she detested, the masochistic fantasies and onanistic rituals which she said described "the erotic life of a little girl based on my own childhood." Dark Spring is the story of a young girl's simultaneous introduction to sexuality and mental illness, revealing a different aspect of the "mad love" so romanticized by the (predominantly male) Surrealists.
Original title: Dunkler Frühling
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)