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Elisabeth de Waal

Biography

Elisabeth de Waal

Elisabeth de Waal was born in Vienna in 1899. She studied philosophy, law and economics at the University of Vienna, and completed her doctorate in 1923. She also wrote poems (often corresponding with Rilke), and was a Rockefeller Foundation fellow at Columbia. She wrote five unpublished novels, two in German and three in English, including THE EXILES RETURN in the late 1950s. She died in 1991.

Elisabeth de Waal

Books by Elisabeth de Waal

by Elisabeth de Waal - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Written in the mid-1950s but unpublished until now, this fascinating novel is set in the ruined, byzantine landscape of postwar Vienna. Fifteen years after fleeing the Nazis, five lost souls come back to the city they love. But it may no longer feel like home.