Der magische Schriftsteller Gustav Meyrink

Theodor Harmsen. Der magische Schriftsteller Gustav Meyrink, seine Freunde und sein Werk beleuchtet anhand eines Rundgangs durch die Meyrink-Sammlung der Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, Amsterdam, unter Verwendung weiterer Sammlungen
(Pimander 17), Amsterdam 2009
Bound, 26,5 x 20 cm., 320 pp., illus., index
ISBN 978 90 71608 25 4
German | € 39.50

The book is divided in two parts. The first part analyzes the Gustav Meyrink collection in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, the second part consists of a bibliographical description of the materials. Some of the subjects being dealt with are: the life and work of the author Gustav Meyrink, Meyrink’s literary and esoteric worlds, the cities of Prague, Vienna and Munich, Meyrink’s interest in India, yoga, magic, Rosicrucians and theosophy, Meyrink and World War I, the novels Der Golem and Der Engel vom Westlichen Fenster, Meyrink’s plays and later stories influenced by the Wiener Werkstätten, Meyrink and art, theatre and the new medium of the silent film, the Rosicrucian novel Der weisse Dominikaner, alchemy and hermetica, the cooperation with the mystical writer Friedrich Alfred Schmid Noerr, Meyrink’s legacy, Meyrink’s first editor, Eduard Frank, and Meyrink in the Netherlands.