To the memory of an angel

Everyone in 1930s Vienna seemed to be agreed that Manon Gropius was an angel. Her mother, Alma Mahler Werfel, said so; her father, Walter Gropius, called her an angel in his letters, as did Elias Canetti in his memoirs; to Franz Horch, Manon’s drama teacher, she was “the image of an angel”; the psychologist Martha … Read more