The World of Yesterday PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The World of Yesterday free pdf 'The time provides the pictures, I merely speak the words to go with them, and it will not be so much my own story I tell as that of an entire generation - our unique generation, carrying a heavier burden of fate than almost any other in the course of history.' During his lifetime, Stefan Zweig's (1881-1942) works were immensely popular and widely translated. In the decades after his death, he was largely forgotten in the English-speaking world. Recent years, however, have witnessed a resurgence of interest in this singular author, and Pushkin Press has been at the forefront of this movement. TheWorld of Yesterday, Zweig's memoir, was completed shortly before his suicide. It charts the history of Europe from nineteenth-century splendour, decadence and complacency, through the devastation of the First World War, to the resultant brutality and depravity ofthe Nazi regime. The World of Yesterday is a heartfelt tribute to an age of humanity and enlightenment that Zweig feared was lost for ever. An incomparable record of a lost era, this is also essential reading for those who have already fallen in love with Zweig's fiction. 'One of the canonical European testaments...[ Zweig's] life and work tell of the perilous flimsiness of our world of security-a message that many insistently deny, but somehow need to hear' John Gray, New Statesman 'One of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century' David Hare 'Stefan Zweig's time of oblivion is over for good...it's good to have him back' Salman Rushdie, The New York Times 'One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories' Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes 'Zweig deserves to be famous again, and for good' Times Literary Supplement 'Indispensable' The Times 'In today's Europe it seems that Stefan Zweig does have something to say- he has found, at last, a voice in the land of the future.' Telegraph 'Zweig's impassioned pursuit of personal freedom seems more relevant than ever' Newsweek Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of 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 enjoyed literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide.

About Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a translator and later as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and enjoying literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide.

Details Book

Author : Stefan Zweig
Publisher : Pushkin Press
Data Published : 20 November 2014
ISBN : 1782271228
EAN : 9781782271222
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 480 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The World of Yesterday



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The World of Yesterday free pdfThe World of Yesterday

    Austrian writer Stefan Zweig's final work. posted to his publisher the day before his tragic death. brings the destruction of a war-torn Europe vividly to life. Written as both a recollection of the past..


  • Three Lives free pdfThree Lives

    A new paperback edition of the only biography in English of Stefan Zweig Drawing on a great wealth of newly available sources. this definitive biography recounts the eventful life of a great writer spoilt by success-a life lived in the shadow of two world wars..


  • Marie Antoinette [GER] free pdfMarie Antoinette [GER]

    Stefan Zweig: Marie Antoinette. Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters Erstdruck: Leipzig 1932 Vollstandige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015..


  • The Society of the Crossed Keys free pdfThe Society of the Crossed Keys

    'I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago. as allthe books began to come back into print. and I more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately lovedthis book..


  • The Exiles Return free pdfThe Exiles Return

    WITH A FOREWORD BY EDMUND DE WAAL. AUTHOR OF "THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES"""""SET IN THE ASHES OF POST SECOND WORLD WAR VIENNA. A POWERFUL. SUBTLE NOVEL OF EXILES RETURNING HOME FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER FLEEING HITLER'S DEADLY REIGN Vienna is demolished by war..


  • The World of Yesterday free pdfThe World of Yesterday

    Free ePub Ebook Downloads. 'The time provides the pictures, I merely speak the words to go with them, and it will not be so much my own story I tell as that of an entire generation - our unique genera