The Reluctant Empress
Knopf, 1986 - 410 Seiten
Extremely interesting biography of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the beautifland mysterious Queen who was the Romantic idol of 19th-century Europe and wasassassinated in 1898.
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Nothing is known of an equal interest in contemporary German-speaking writers
— with one exception: Carmen Sylva. This poet's outpourings, however, are
literature only in the most qualified sense. Carmen Sylva (as previously
Many poems give evidence of Elisabeth's veneration for Carmen Sylva, her "
sister," her "friend." Because the Romanian Queen was often homesick for the
Rhine, when Elisabeth visited Heidelberg in 1884, she wrote "Rheinlied" (Song
of the ...
Carmen Sylva did not, however, encourage Elisabeth's strivings to dedicate
herself entirely to fantasy and to writing poetry in solitude. Sylva very practically
expected that the obligations of a queen be met. But in this regard, Elisabeth
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