Manon's world : a hauntology of a daughter in the triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius, and Franz Werfel (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Manon's world : a hauntology of a daughter in the triangle of Alma Mahler, Walter Gropius, and Franz Werfel

Author: James Reidel
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2021. ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
Summary:
Manon Gropius had three parents. She was the daughter of Alma Mahler (the widow of Gustav Mahler) and her second husband, Walter Gropius (the architect and founder of the Bauhaus school), and also was the stepdaughter of Alma's third husband, Franz Werfel. Manon's World explores the life and death of a child at the center of a broken love triangle. Not just a narrative biography, Manon's World is a medical history  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Manon Gropius; Alma Mahler; Walter Gropius; Franz Werfel; Franz Werfel; Alma Mahler; Walter Gropius
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Reidel
ISBN: 9780857427496 0857427490
OCLC Number: 1122877115
Description: xvi, 302 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: She us --
Girlhood --
The gazelle --
In sickness.
Responsibility: James Reidel.

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Manon Gropius had three parents. She was the daughter of Alma Mahler (the widow of Gustav Mahler) and her second husband, Walter Gropius (the architect and founder of the Bauhaus school), and also was the stepdaughter of Alma's third husband, Franz Werfel. Manon's World explores the life and death of a child at the center of a broken love triangle. Not just a narrative biography, Manon's World is a medical history of the polio that killed Manon and an intimate cultural history of the aspirations projected on her, as seen by the Nobel Prize-winner Elias Canette who devoted two chapter of his memoirs to his encounters with Manon. In the same spirit, the composer Alban Berg dedicated his Violin Concerto to her. Reidel reveals a complex image of a young woman who desired to be an actress and artist in her own right despite being her mother's intended protégé, an inspiration to her father who rarely saw her, and her stepfather Franz Werfel. -- Adapted from dust jacket.

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