Passionate Spirit: the Life of Alma Mahler

Author(s): Cate Haste

Biography & Memoir

The life of an extraordinary artist and intellect- the composer, author and socialite Alma Mahler, whose life spanned one of the most captivating and dramatic periods in history

Alma Mahler was once at the epicentre of Vienna's artistic and intellectual life. A talented composer in her own right, she was open, generous, remarkably creative, curious, challenging and zealous in her pursuit of love. Artists, architects, musicians and writers jostled to join her coterie. Gustav Klimt was her first kiss; Gustav Mahler her first husband. But her life was haunted by tragedy, and the support and inspiration that Alma gave to the men she loved came at the heavy price of her own artistic fulfilment.
Drawing extensively on previously unpublished diaries and letters, Cate Haste illuminates the passionate spirit of one of history's most complex and charismatic muses, a modern woman with an elemental vitality that could scarcely be contained by her century who will live forever in the art she created and inspired.

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General Fields

  • : 9781408878361
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : December 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cate Haste
  • : Paperback
  • : 780.92
  • : 496