Brenda Maddox

In A Word: My Wife

Gustav Mahler: Letters to his Wife


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ARE COLLECTED LETTERS a superior form of biography? When as numerous and meticulously edited as these of Gustav Mahler, when they provide a time-capsule ride back to the last days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the answer must be a resounding yes.

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