A thorough and well-written examination of Vienna, a city that has seen many transformations throughout history. Special attention is paid to Vienna in the Baroque and Enlightenment eras, fin de siecle, and modern times.
Travel writer Paul Hofmann offers an exploration of the Vienna Woods, a large tract of forest outside the city. The woods have been a source of inspiration for great artists and thinkers throughout history.
Endler highlights Vienna's rich musical heritage, from the the original Viennese masters like Mozart and Haydn, to 20th Century innovators like Schoenberg and Mahler. Translated from the original German, with a foreword by Leonard Bernstein.
The first book in the Liebermann Papers series, about a psychoanalyst-turned-detective in fin de siecle Vienna. The story centers around Liebermann’s investigation into the mysterious death of a beautiful psychic and the suspected members of her seance circle.
This book tells a reimagined story of Viennese socialite Alma Mahler’s life. Although a promising musician and composer in her own right, Alma is most remembered as the wife of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and writer Franz Werfel.
Reminiscent of E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime, this work of historical fiction follows the intertwining lives of several prominent figures living in and visiting Vienna, including Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.
In this work of historical fiction, Sixteenth Century English astrologer John Dee flees to Prague, a center of culture, knowledge and learning. There he meets the mystic Rabbi Judah Loew and assists in creating the Golem that will defend Prague’s Jewish residents from persecution.
Set in Prague in 1787, this book explores three figures associated with the creation and premier of Mozart's opera, Don Giovanni: composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, librettist Leonardo Da Ponte, and the notorious Giacomo Casanova.