Originally published in 1945, Prater Violet is a stingingly satirical novel about the film
Isherwood’s story centers on the production of the vacuous
fictional melodrama Prater Violet,
set in nineteenth-century Vienna, providing ironic counterpoint to tragic
events as Hitler annexes the real Vienna of the 1930s. The novel features the
vivid portraits of imperious, passionate, and witty Austrian director Friedrich
Bergmann and his disciple, a genial young screenwriter: the fictionalized
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