The Vienna I Knew

PLA

by Joseph Wechsberg. Doubleday, $10.95. Mr. Wechsberg’s memories of his boyhood in Austria have vividness and charm but also a pervading wistfulness, because his father was killed in 1914, his uncle glommed off all the family money, and Austria itself was becoming no place for a talented Jewish youth. These recollections are like the last points of glitter in a steadily encroaching shadow. Illustrations.