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The World of Yesterday

The World of Yesterday

Book - 2013
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By the author who inspired Wes Anderson's film, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Vienna--its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall.

Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zweig draws a vivid and intimate account of his life and travels through Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London, touching on the very heart of European culture. His passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the edge of extinction.

This new translation by award-winning Anthea Bell captures the spirit of Zweig's writing in arguably his most revealing work.

Publisher: Lincoln :, University of Nebraska Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780803226616
Branch Call Number: 838.91209 Z976Z
Characteristics: xvi, 472 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea - Translator


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ser_library Jul 02, 2016

i learned so much about Vienna, WWI, writing, Hitler and more Every sentence is felicitous

Sep 29, 2015

Wonderful. Helped me to understand the importance of culture to Europeans, as well as sentiments about WW I.

Nov 27, 2014

A look at the author's life from late 19th century Vienna to World War 2 when the author committed suicide. This is well written and thought provoking. Worth reading if you are interested.


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