A Novel

Book - 1998
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
A fictional portrait of F.W. Murnau, the German director behind the landmark film, "Nasferatu," portrays his as a solitary genius haunted by the loss of lover

Blackwell North Amer
In the history of cinema, this novel's protagonist and subject ranks as a founding father, not least for his legendary horror film, Nosferatu. But here he is revealed as a hermetic genius who turns, tragically, against himself, becoming in a sense his own vampire. What shadows Shepard's Murnau - through the airfields of the Great War to cafes and clubs in Berlin in the twenties, and to the virtual invention of flimmaking - is the conflict between his impossibly high ideals and the heartbreaking memories of love betrayed and the lover who died in the trenches.
From provincial Germany, briefly through Hollywood in its early days, to the South Seas, Nosferatu charts a life at once artistic, intellectual, and deeply human.

& Taylor

From the airfields of World War I to Berlin's postwar cafe+a7s, a fictional portrait of F. W. Murnau, the German director behind the landmark film, Nosferatu, portrays him as a solitary genius haunted by the loss of a lover. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679446675
Branch Call Number: SHE
Characteristics: 215 p. ; 22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at OPL

To Top