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CONFUSION has been published in 1927.

A young student is sent by his father into a small university town in order to be taken away from the tentations of the cities. The young boy is immediately fascinated by his new professor of philology, an aged man able to turn his courses into poetical manifestos. He'll find a room in his professor's guesthouse and soon become on familiar terms with the professor and his wife. But the attitude of the teacher towards the student is very strange : he can be as encouraging and friendly as brusque and hurtful. The young man, frustrated and desperate, can not imagine that the aged man is suffering from homosexual urges and can only satisfy his secret needs by regularly visiting male prostitutes in distant cities's dregs.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   teacher Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Main char. serviced by prostitute?    -   Yes Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Love problems?    -   gay guy urges

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   German


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   swimming on Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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