A tale of coffee and sadomasochism.
Ironists of a vanished empire.
Nazi attitudes even survived the Third Reich.
It focuses on the affluent families of the Ringstrasse, not on poverty or anti-Semitism.
After discovering letters from her grandfather’s old lover, a writer tries to track her down.
A writer takes a Jewish “heritage tour” through Central Europe.
The famed elegist of turn-of-the-century Vienna has sparked renewed interest. Is it because he sustains the dream—or, rather, the fantasy—of a Europe that never was. . .