The World of Yesterday : Memoirs of a European
by Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell, David Pearson
Editor: PUSHKIN PRESS
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“Time provides the photographs, I just spoke the words to go with them, and it won’t be so much my own story that I tell it as that of a whole generation – our one generation, the realization of a greater burden of fate than almost all the others in the course of history.During his life, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) works were immensely popular and widely translated.In the decades after his death, he was largely forgotten in the English-speaking world.However, the last few years have seen a renewed interest in this singularity of the author, and Pushkin’s Press has been at the forefront of this movement.Yesterday’s TheWorld d’ Hier, Zweig’s memory, was completed shortly before his suicideIt traces the history of Europe in the nineteenth century, the splendour, decadence and complacency, through the destruction of the First World War, to the resultant brutality and depravity of the Nazi regime.The World of Yesterday is a sincere tribute to an age of humanity and enlightenment that Zweig feared was lost forever.An incomparable setting of the recording of a lost era, it is also an essential reading for those who have already fallen in love with Zweig fiction.One of the European canonical testamentZweig] life and work to say of the perilous flimsiness of our security world-a message that much insistence to deny, but in any case need to hear it “from John Gray, New Statesman One of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century” from David Hare’s Stefan Zweig’s time of forgetting is over for good.It’s good to have it back “by Salman Rushdie, The New York Times, One of the pleasures of recent years is the English translation of Stefan Zweig” stories in Edmund de Waal, the author of La Lièvre with the color Amber Eyes’ Zweig deserves to be famous once again, and for good “, Literary Supplement of the Times Indispensable” The Times “.He studied in Berlin and Vienna, and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer.Zweig has travelled a lot, living in Sal
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