I started reading this last night and it's pretty awesome. Don't think I ever got further than the shaving scene at the start of the original 'Dracula' story but this is more nuanced...

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@dajbelshaw I hadn’t conceived of it before as a pessimism about the fading of the past. La fin de siècle.

But it is apt, for in each age it seems the external world increasingly reflects the madness within.

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@dajbelshaw “Sometimes it seems to me as if all the insane fantasies, all the crazy ideas, the whole world of crazed and scattered notions, into which I, as a madhouse doctor, for years have been forced to enter in the care of my poor patients, now begin to take shape and form and gain practice in the course of the world's major events and tendency.”

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