POWDERHOUSE is the second volume in the "History of Bestiality" trilogy by the Norwegian writer Jens Bjorneboe. It is set in a surrealistic mental hospital in Alsace. A bizarre cast of doctors and patients are woven around a series of therapeutic lectures on such topics as the permanent witch hunt, capital punishment, and the role of the heretic in history. By turns gruesome, lyrical and funny, this explosive book bursts the bounds of genre.
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The review of this Book prepared by Esther Greenleaf Murer (translator)