The World of Yesterday

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By the author who inspired Wes Anderson’s 2014 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, ...

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Overview

By the author who inspired Wes Anderson’s 2014 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.

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Editorial Reviews

Newsday.com
"When I opened it, I immediately felt that rare thrill one experiences when meeting a great book."—Newsday.com
Ronald Harwood
The World of Yesterday is ostensibly an autobiography, but it is much more than that. In this remarkably fine new translation, Anthea Bell perfectly captures Stefan Zweig’s glorious evocation of a lost world, Vienna’s golden age, in which he grew up and flourished.”—Ronald Harwood, award-winning author, playwright, and screenwriter
David Hare
The World of Yesterday is one of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century, as perfect in its evocation of the world Zweig loved as it is in its portrayal of how that world was destroyed.”—David Hare, award–winning playwright and director of film and theater
New Republic
“The very success with which this book evokes both the beauty of the past and the fatality of its passing is what gives it tragic effectiveness. It is not so much a memoir of a life as it is the memento of an age, and the author seems, in his own phrase, to be the narrator at an illustrated lecture. The illustrations are provided by time, but his choice is brilliant and the narration is evocative.”—New Republic
Intelligent Life
"A searing memoir."—Intelligent Life
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803226616
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 48,341
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    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

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    A she wolf comes in she us 15 moons and a prophetess she wants a mate and she is a friendly calm wolf...but when needed she us fierce and will not back down from a fight...she can b a little stubborn and nisy..but she never wants to make anyone sad or mad...she is honey colored with black eyes

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    Posted September 25, 2012

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2008

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    Personal narrative of history better than any textbook.

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