The tumultuous life of the Austrian writer best known for "The Radetzky March" is described through letters that recall his father's and wife's mental illnesses, numerous mistresses, and travel to Paris.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Translated from the German.
1894-1920 : youth, war, Brody, and Vienna
1920-1925 : Berlin, newspapers, early novels, and marriage
1925-1933 : Paris, points south and east, disappointment, tragedy, and triumph
1933-1939 : after Hitler: work, despair, diminishing circles, work, and death.
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