Gustav Mahler: Letters to His Wife by Edited by Henry-Louis de la Grange & Guunther Weiss with Knud Martner soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First complete edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Portrait to the frontispiece;
From the cover: Alma Mahler-Werfel was one of the most fascinating and ambivalent of twentieth-century women. Her book Gustav Mahler: Memories and Letters (1940) includes 159 of Mahlers letters, yet only 37 of these were published in their original, unedited form. Almas omissions and alterations were all part of the legend, and reveal that it was her intention to present herself in as flattering a light as possible.
This new edition restores the original texts and includes a further 188 letters and other unpublished documents. The texts, supplemented by detailed commentaries, depict an explosive relationship between two people of widely differing character and temperament. The Mahler that emerges from these authentic, unabridged sources is warm, genuine and touchingly human.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII]431 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.