The Palais Around the Corner

Eva-Maria Mandl

— 2017


There are places where people grow up and leave, and others, who’s past and future continue to inhabit ourselves ever more deeply as we explore the links between street corners, book pages and histories of ideas.

The Palais Around the Corner from Musil and Wittgenstein appears in Issue 7.1 of continent.

(…) Bachwitz had created a French enclave in the Viennese district of Landstraße near the Danube Canal, where hundreds of people had found employment. There were diligent colourists – every issue was hand-coloured. Staff members were busily manning the telephones in the export department, constantly collecting information on the sales of the issues and recording new orders from the general representatives of the Bachwitz products in London and New York.