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The emperor waltz

Hensher, P (2014) The emperor waltz. Fourth Estate, London. ISBN 0007459572

Abstract

‘The Emperor Waltz’ draws together various narrative strands into a compelling symphonic whole. In a third-century desert settlement on the fringes of the Roman Empire, a new wife becomes fascinated by a cult that is persecuted by the Emperor Diocletian. In 1922, Christian, a young artist, travels to Weimar to begin his studies at the Bauhaus, where the avant-garde confronts conservative elements around it. With postwar Germany in turmoil, while the Bauhaus attempts to explore radical ways of thinking and living, Christian finds that love will change him for ever. And in 1970s London Duncan uses his inheritance to establish the country’s first gay bookshop in the face of opposition from the neighbours and victimisation by the police

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:27
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