Jeremiah: A Drama in Nine Scenes (Classic Reprint)

Jeremiah: A Drama in Nine Scenes (Classic Reprint)

by Stefan Zweig
     
 

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The flat roof of Jeremiah's house; the white flagstones gleam in the dim moonlight. Below are seen the towers and battlements of sleeping Jerusalem. Nothing stirs, save that from time to time we hear the whispering of the breeze that heralds the dawn.

Of a sudden, impetuous footsteps sound upon the stair. Jeremiah

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Excerpt from Jeremiah: A Drama in Nine Scenes

The flat roof of Jeremiah's house; the white flagstones gleam in the dim moonlight. Below are seen the towers and battlements of sleeping Jerusalem. Nothing stirs, save that from time to time we hear the whispering of the breeze that heralds the dawn.

Of a sudden, impetuous footsteps sound upon the stair. Jeremiah staggers in; his robe is torn open at the throat; he gasps like one being strangled.

They batter in the gates ... to the walls ... to the walls! ... Faithless watchmen ... they are coming ... they are upon us... The temple is in flames... Help, help! ... The walls are breached... [He has rushed forward to the edge of the roof, where he abruptly stops. His cry rends the shimmering silence, With a start, he awakens from his trance. He looks forth over the town like a drunken man; his arms, which in his terror he has raised, sink slowly to his sides; then wearily he draws his hand across his open eyes] Illusion! Once again these terrible visions. Full, how full, is the House of Dreams! [He leans on the parapet and gazes down] Peace broods over the city; the country is at peace; in me alone, in my breast alone, this fire rages. How quietly the town reposes in God's arms, nestling in slumber, roofed over by peace, the moonbeams falling on every house, and every house plunged in gentle sleep.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330472026
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

Stefan Zweig (1881—1942) spent his youth studying philosophy and the history of literature in Vienna and belonged to a pan-European cultural circle that included Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss. In 1934, under National Socialism, Zweig fled Austria for England, where he authored several novels, short stories, and biographies. In 1941 Zweig and his second wife traveled to Brazil, where they both committed suicide. NYRB Classics published his novels Chess Story and Beware of Pity.

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