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Alma Mahler: Or the Art of Being Loved

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Born in 1879, the daughter of a Viennese painter, Alma Mahler inspired the passionate love and devotion of an astonishing array of creative artists. She married three of them--the composer Gustav Mahler, the architect Walter Gropius, and the writer Franz Werfel--and had a host of admirers and lovers, including the painters Oscar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, and Gustav Klimpt. ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published March 26th 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 24th 1987)
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Jul 29, 2014 AnaΣtaΣia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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To read this book, someone definitely has to like facts about music, art, politics, religion and history, so I can't say that this is a strictly biographical book, of course every mention of a name, place, artifact or event is somehow connected to the ''Queen of Vienna'', that was Alma Mahler. This beautiful, ingenious and proud siren, acquired an impressive collection of men such as Mahler the composer, Kokoschka the painter, Gropius the architect , Werfel the author and many more followers of ...more
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Oct 07, 2009 S rated it it was ok
Cursory overview that ignores (willfully or not, I can't say) the Alma Problem. It's a quickie bio and a fast read, but I'd recommend Alma's diaries and Mahler's letters to his wife to balance it out.
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