The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch

The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch

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Philosopher, novelist, essayist, eccentric, no other Czech author has had a greater impact on underground culture

than Ladislav Klíma (1878-1928). Mentor to artists as varied as Bohumil Hrabal and the Plastic People of the Universe, Klíma’s philosophy was radically subjectivist, and he felt it should be lived rather than merely spoken or written about. With Nietzsche as his paragon, he embarked upon a lifelong pursuit to become God, or Absolute Will, elucidating this
quest in many letters, aphorisms, and essays. Yet among Klíma's fictional texts, the apotheosis of his philosophy is

The Sufferings of Prince Sternenhoch, his most acclaimed novel. Ostensibly a series of journal entries, the tale chronicles the descent into madness of Prince Sternenhoch, the German Empire’s foremost aristocrat and favorite of Kaiser “Willy.” Having become the “lowliest worm” at the hands of his estranged wife, Helga, the Queen of Hells, Sternenhoch eventually attains an ultimate state of bliss

and salvation through the most grotesque perversions. Klíma explores here the paradoxical nature of pure spirituality with a humor that is as dark as it is obscene. This volume also includes his notorious text “My Autobiography.”

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