The World of Yesterday (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Tyska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
2024-03-28
Förlag
Pushkin Press Classics
Översättare
Anthea Bell
Originalspråk
German
Dimensioner
198 x 129 x 28 mm
Vikt
360 g
ISBN
9781805331155

The World of Yesterday

Memoirs of a European

Häftad,  Tyska, 2024-03-28
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Stefan Zweig's seminal memoir recalls the golden age of pre-war Europe - its seeming permanence, its promise and its devastating fall. Through the story of his life and his relationships with the leading literary figures of the day, Zweig's fervent, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the brink of extinction. This translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell captures the passionate fluency of Zweig's writing in arguably his most important work, completed the day before his suicide in 1942 - a unique elegy for a lost world of security and peace.
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'One of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century, as perfect in its evocation of the world Zweig loved, as it is in its portrayal of how that world was destroyed' - David Hare 'This absolutely extraordinary book is more than just an autobiography... A book that should be read by anyone who is even slightly interested in the creative imagination and the intellectual life, the brute force of history upon individual lives, the possibility of culture and, quite simply, what it meant to be alive between 1881 and 1942. That should cover a fair number of you' - Nicholas Lezard 'A marvellous recapturing of a Europe that Hitler and his thugs destroyed. Zweig seems to have known everyone, and writes about the great figures of his day with insight, sympathy and, most unusually for a writer, modesty' - John Banville 'One of the great accounts of life in Europe in the first part of the twentieth century' - Sheila Heti, New Yorker 'The book fits the uneasy mood of the moment, the nightmarish ways that history can abruptly overturn even the most secure lives. A powerful statement of the implacable power of circumstance on our lives' - Ron Chernow, New York Times

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Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he moved to London where he wrote his only novel, Beware of Pity. He later moved to Bath, taking British citizenship after the outbreak of the Second World War. After a short period in New York, Zweig settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide.Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.