Books: Short Notices: Oct. 14, 1966

THE WATERFALLS OF SLUNJ by Heimito von Doderer. 375 pages. Harcourt, Brace & World. $6.95.

Even the name Vienna sets up resonances that belong to the past: candlelight, slow waltz music, fiacres, lindentree parks, the Danube and the Prater —a capital jewel in the crown of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, doomed to obliteration by transitional winds. The old Vienna has its surviving spirits, none sturdier than Heimito von Doderer, at 70 Austria's foremost novelist. A courtly and playful Viennese, Von Doderer remembers with fondness the city as it was half a century ago. The...

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