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About the Author
Eduard Morike was born in Ludwigsburg in 1804. He was a Protestant pastor before teaching literature at a seminary in Stuttgart. He spent the last decade of his life in increasing solitude, keen to avoid the fame his writing had brought him.
David Luke is an Emeritus Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford. His translation of Faust won the European Poetry Translation Prize.
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A delightful little visit to another time, seen through the lens of a German-speaking Mozart afficianado of the last century. I have one of the early editions, complete with lovely drawings of an imaginarily mannered 18th Century. Mozart had a special relationship with 'mein Praguers,' and so any writer who imagines his life will have to create their own version of his travels and experiences on his way to a place where they 'verstehen mich!' ''Understand me!' As Mozart himself declared during the riotous reception Prague gave the premier of his 'Don Giovanni.') A tasty bon-bon of delight for anyone who prefers their Mozart fantasies sweet, but a must for everyone who has got a 'thing' for Mozart.