Books on the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and just after.

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Books on the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and just after.

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Feb. 23, 2014, 5:00pm

I just finished reading The Red Prince by Timothy Snyder, which describes the activities of a Habsburg Archduke during WWI and the years following. This is an interesting period that I'd like to know more about. Can anyone suggest other books related to the end of the empire and after? I've been looking for a biography of Karl I, but the only thing I can find sounds like Christian hagiography.

Bearbeitet: Mai 3, 2014, 7:07pm

Try The Radetzky March if you would like fiction. I really found this evocative, as well as well written.

Mai 4, 2014, 8:25am

I've read a lot of fiction that portrays the world of the Austro-Hungarian empire in its waning years or just after that, including The Radetzky March and other works by Joseph Roth, as well as An Ermine in Czernopol by Gregor von Rezzori, They Were Counted and the rest of the so-called Transylvanian trilogy by Miklos Banffy, Kornel Esti by Dezso Kosztolanyi, The Adventures of Sindbad by Gyula Krudy, and probably several more that will come back to me later.

Mai 10, 2014, 7:32am

For an absurd look from the perspective of the common man, I recommend The Good Soldier Svejk.