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The World of Yesterday, mailed to his publisher a few days before Stefan Zweig took his life in 1942, has become a classic of the memoir genre. Originally titled “Three Lives,” the memoir describes Vienna of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire, the world between the two world wars and the Hitler years.

Translated from the German by Benjamin W. Huebsch and Helmut Ripperger; with an introduction by Harry Zohn, 34 illustrations, a chronology of ...
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The World of Yesterday

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Overview

The World of Yesterday, mailed to his publisher a few days before Stefan Zweig took his life in 1942, has become a classic of the memoir genre. Originally titled “Three Lives,” the memoir describes Vienna of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire, the world between the two world wars and the Hitler years.

Translated from the German by Benjamin W. Huebsch and Helmut Ripperger; with an introduction by Harry Zohn, 34 illustrations, a chronology of Stefan Zweig’s life and a new bibliography, by Randolph Klawiter, of works by and about Stefan Zweig in English.

“The best single memoir of Old Vienna by any of the city’s native artists.” — Clive James

“A book that should be read by anyone who is even slightly interested in the creative imagination and the intellectual life, the brute force of history upon individual lives, the possibility of culture and, quite simply, what it meant to be alive between 1881 and 1942.” — The Guardian

“It is not so much a memoir of a life as it is the memento of an age.” — The New Republic
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012993946
  • Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 125,070
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was the most widely read German-language author of the twentieth century. Zweig was a secular Jew, a Pan-European and a pacifist. He was born in Vienna on November 28, 1881 and studied there and in Berlin. As a young man, he translated from French into German poetry by Verlaine, Baudelaire, and Verhaeren. He quickly branched out into journalism, fiction, biography and writing for the theater. His plays, including the anti-war Jeremiah, were produced throughout Europe. His books were eventually translated into over 50 languages. Today, he is best known for his many works of non-fiction. They include the classic memoir The World of Yesterday and many biographical essays on famous writers and thinkers such as Erasmus, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Dickens, Freud and Mesmer. He lived in Salzburg with his first wife Friderike until 1933, when his books were burned by the Nazis. In 1934, he emigrated to England where he continued writing and met his second wife Lotte Altman. In 1940, the couple moved to Brazil where they committed suicide in 1942.
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    Posted October 7, 2012

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    A wolf pup wandered in. He had no mother or father, both of which were dead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Directory, Rules, Positions, and other things about the McMenya wolf pack

    Rules- There aren't many. Just don't fight with other members, and please, no s e x in camps... Postions- You recive positions if you are over 12 moons old. Wolves younger than that have many less privleges compaired to the wolves older than 12 moons. Here are the positions; Leader, leader's apprentice, profitess, medicine wolf, warrior, hunter, obea, regular member, scribes (this postion is given to wolves at 6 moons) gnaw wolves, and pups (for wolves under 6 moons) Other Things- wolves that are pver the age of 12 moons recive a postion and a den, dens are given by the leader. Wolves ages 6 moons to 12 moons recive the postion of 'scribe' and share a den with an older wolf, there job is to learn about the position and responsabilities of wolves over the age of 12 moons. Wolves under the age of 6 recive the postition of 'pup' and live with their parents, if they dont have parents, they live in the nursery and can be adopted by wolves over the age of 12 moons. Directory- results 3,5,6,7,8 and 11 is the main camp, result 2 i the huning grounds, 4 is the river, 9 in the lake, 10 is the ocean, 13 is food storage, 14 is pelt storage, 15 is gnaw wolf work area, 16 is the grave yard, and 17 is the nursery. TO JOIN THE PACK- Make sure you have read the rules and other things, come talk to the leader in the main camp, tell Daiblo what you look like, your age (in moons) gender, if you are looking for a mate, what position you want, your personalities, and anything else we might need to know. Thank You~ Daiblo McMenya

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    Personal narrative of history better than any textbook.

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