Sunday, June 28, 2009

Five novels about life during the Hapsburg Empire's collapse

Arthur Phillips is the internationally bestselling author of Angelica, The Egyptologist, and Prague, which was a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. His latest novel is The Song Is You.

In his Q & A, Phillips named "Five Novels That Make You Feel Like You Might Know Something about Life During the Collapse of the Hapsburg Empire."

One book on the list:
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (Not the Hapsburgs, admittedly, but you get the idea.)
Read about all five titles on Phillips' list.

--Marshal Zeringue