By Mary Sharratt
Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss. Gustav Mahler fell in love along with her at the start sight and proposed just a couple of weeks later. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius deserted all cause to pursue her. Poet and novelist Franz Werfel defined her as “one of the only a few magical girls that exist.” yet who used to be this lady who introduced those most outstanding of guys to their knees? In Ecstasy, Mary Sharratt ultimately offers some of the most debatable and complicated ladies of her time the heart stage.
Coming of age in the course of an inventive and cultural whirlwind, younger, appealing Alma Schindler yearns to make her mark as a composer. A brand-new period of probability for girls is dawning and he or she is decided to utilize it. yet Alma loses her middle to the nice composer Gustav Mahler, approximately two decades her senior. He calls for that she quit her track as a for his or her marriage. Torn by means of her love and in awe of his genius, how will she stay real to herself and her inventive passion?
half cautionary story, half triumph of the feminist spirit, Ecstasy finds the genuine Alma Mahler: composer, writer, daughter, sister, mom, spouse, lover, and muse.
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