POTSDAMER PLATZ ODER DIE NÄCHTE DES NEUEN MESSIAS. EKSTATISCHE VISIONEN. München: Georg Müller Verlag, 1919. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-90 [91: colophon] [92-96: ads], original orange paper wrappers printed in red and brown over orange card wrappers, all edges untrimmed. First edition. In the near future, people from all over the world flock to a temple of free love in Berlin run by Termaden Hans, a new "Messiah" who preaches ecstatic lust. The temple flourishes despite the efforts of moralists and the authorities to shut it down or control it. An anarchic expressionistic satire celebrating prostitution and sadomasochistic sex, intended to challenge the order and lethargy of the middle class. Müller published a deluxe 500-copy edition of the novel in 1920 with ten illustrations by Paul Klee. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1945, p. 354. Lexikon 2, p. 64. Bloch (2002) 659. Light wear to overlapping wrapper edges, a near fine copy. Seldom found in such nice condition. (#138697).

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