Prater Violet

Prater Violet

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Synopsis

'A deliberate historical parable. Prater Violet resembles episodes in Goodbye to Berlin and keeps up the same high level of excellence' - Edmund Wilson

An impatient phone call from the temperamental Austrian director, Friedrich Bergmann, introduces a young Christopher Isherwood to the film industry. Isherwood's job is to rescue the script of an idiotic love story set in nineteenth-century Vienna, a film called Prater Violet. In the real Vienna of 1934 the Austrian Right crushes a socialist uprising. Bergmann is distraught and his prophecy of the coming war goes unheeded. As tensions on set grow, studio intrigues and competing egos threaten to derail the whole project.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099561132
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 11063
Number of pages: 122
Weight: 108g
Height: 131mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 9mm