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Passionate Spirit

Audiobook

A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency


History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler from his work, and her passionate love affairs shocked her peers. Drawing on Alma's vivid, sensual, and overlooked diaries, biographer Cate Haste recounts the untold and far more sympathetic story of this ambitious and talented woman. Though she dreamed of being the first woman to compose a famous opera, Alma was stifled by traditional social values. Eventually, she put her own dreams aside and wielded power and influence the only way she could, by supporting the art of more famous men. She worked alongside them and gained credit as their muse, commanding their love and demanding their respect.


Passionate Spirit restores vibrant humanity to a woman time turned into a caricature, providing an important correction to a history where systemic sexism has long erased women of talent.


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Publisher: Hachette Audio Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549127373
  • File size: 389843 KB
  • Release date: September 10, 2019
  • Duration: 13:32:10

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549127373
  • File size: 389894 KB
  • Release date: September 10, 2019
  • Duration: 13:41:09
  • Number of parts: 15

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A new biography of Alma Mahler (1879-1964), revealing a woman determined to wield power in a world that denied her agency


History has long vilified Alma Mahler. Critics accused her of distracting Gustav Mahler from his work, and her passionate love affairs shocked her peers. Drawing on Alma's vivid, sensual, and overlooked diaries, biographer Cate Haste recounts the untold and far more sympathetic story of this ambitious and talented woman. Though she dreamed of being the first woman to compose a famous opera, Alma was stifled by traditional social values. Eventually, she put her own dreams aside and wielded power and influence the only way she could, by supporting the art of more famous men. She worked alongside them and gained credit as their muse, commanding their love and demanding their respect.


Passionate Spirit restores vibrant humanity to a woman time turned into a caricature, providing an important correction to a history where systemic sexism has long erased women of talent.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549127373
    File size: 389843 KB
    Release date: September 10, 2019
    Duration: 13:32:10

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549127373
    File size: 389894 KB
    Release date: September 10, 2019
    Duration: 13:41:09
    Number of parts: 15

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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