The World of Yesterday (Paperback)

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By Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell (Translator)
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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.

About the Author


Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was an Austrian novelist, journalist, biographer, and playwright prominent in the 1920s and 1930s. He is the author of several books, including the novels Beware of Pity and Confusion of Feelings and the biography Conqueror of the Seas: The Story of Magellan. Anthea Bell has translated many French, German, Danish, and Polish literary works into English. Her translations include Wladyslaw Szpilman's memoir The Pianist, W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, and numerous works of children's literature.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780803226616
ISBN-10: 0803226616
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2013
Pages: 472
Language: English