The World of Yesterday : Memoirs of a European by Stefan Zweig 9781906548674

The World of Yesterday : Memoirs of a European


In this poignant and moving memoir, Stefan Zweig transports readers to the golden age of pre-war European culture, painting a vivid portrait of the vibrant intellectual and artistic circles of Vienna in the late Austro-Hungarian Empire. With eloquent prose and keen insight, Zweig recalls the world between the two world wars, a time of immense cultural richness that was tragically torn apart by the rise of Hitler and Nazism. "The World of Yesterday" is a poignant reflection on a bygone era, a celebration of the human spirit, and a sober warning about the fragility of civilization.

Stefan Zweig was a renowned Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist, and biographer. Born in 1881, he witnessed firsthand the cultural flowering of fin de siècle Vienna and the cataclysmic events that reshaped Europe in the early 20th century. Zweig's writings, which include fiction, biographies, and memoirs, are celebrated for their psychological depth and literary artistry. Forced into exile by the Nazis, Zweig committed suicide in 1942, but his works live on as a testament to the enduring power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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