Gustav Meyrink - Walpurgisnacht
"Comic and fantastic, gruesome and grotesque, Walpurgisnacht uses Prague as the setting for a clash between German officialdom immured in the ancient castle above the Moldau, and a Czech revolution seething in the city below. History, myth and political reality merge in an apocalyptic climax as the rebels storm the castle to crown a poor violinist ""Emperor of the World"" in St. Vitus' Cathedral.
Written in 1917 Walpurgisnacht continues the message of The Green Face, of a decadent society on the brink of collapse and of a Europe past salvation. In it we see Meyrink's exceptional narrative powers at their height. "
- Author: Gustav Meyrink
- Title: Walpurgisnacht
- Binding: Trade Paperback
- Translation by: Michael Mitchell
- Pages: 169
- Date Published: 1994
- ISBN: 0929497716