Posts Tagged: Gustav Meyrink

Strange Flowers guide to Vienna, part 1

… in which we scour the old town for old friends

Places: (a bit of) Gustav Meyrink’s Prague

Three stations in the writer’s early life

Mühsam meets Meyrink

“It must have been around midnight…”

Mühsam meets Meyrink

“It must have been around midnight…”

Uh-oh…

Best known for his adaptation of the Jewish folk legend The Golem, Gustav Meyrink is attracting attention almost 80 years after his death for an eerily prophetic short story written in 1903.

Uh-oh…

Best known for his adaptation of the Jewish folk legend The Golem, Gustav Meyrink is attracting attention almost 80 years after his death for an eerily prophetic short story written in 1903.

Dark Bohème

Gustav Meyrink was a dandyish playboy who drove the first automobile in Prague and whose bohemian lodgings contained “a confessional booth, a terrarium filled with exotic African mice, a large picture of Madame Blavatsky, and a sculpture of a ghost disappearing into a wall.”

Dark Bohème

Gustav Meyrink was a dandyish playboy who drove the first automobile in Prague and whose bohemian lodgings contained “a confessional booth, a terrarium filled with exotic African mice, a large picture of Madame Blavatsky, and a sculpture of a ghost disappearing into a wall.”