The World of Yesterday

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The World of Yesterday

By  Stefan Zweig , Translated by  Anthea Bell
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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. 

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.

ISBN: 9780803226616

ISBN-10: 9780803226616

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 05/01/2013 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/01/2013 - 12:00am

Pages: 472

Language: English


Biography & Autobiography / Historical

Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures

History / Europe

History / Europe / Austria & Hungary