"Kappacher’s sensitive channeling of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s voice and sensibility illuminates the difficulties of a creative mind to come to terms with a radically changing world. Michael P. Steinberg’s brilliantly concise introduction anchors the kaleidoscopic glimmer of the author’s memories in the turmoil of the first quarter of the twentieth century."

Gitta Honegger, author of Thomas Bernhard: The Making of an Austrian and translator of Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek