The World of Yesterday
ISBN: 0803226616
EAN13: 9780803226616
Language: English
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Pages: 472
Dimensions: 1.26" H x 8.50" L x 5.51" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
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.