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The World of Yesterday: An Autobiography Paperback – 1 Jun 1964

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  • Paperback: 461 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (1 Jun. 1964)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780803252240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803252240
  • ASIN: 0803252242
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 13.5 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 312,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The autobiography of the internationally famous biographer and dramatist is a chronicle of three ages: the golden days of Vienna that ended with Word War I; that war and its aftermath; and the Hitler years. The three ages do come to life in Zweig's book."-Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly "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 a illustrated lecture. The illustrations are provided by time, but his choice is brilliant and the narration is evocative."-The New Republic The New Republic "When I opened it, I immediately felt that rare thrill one experiences when meeting a great book."-Newsday.com Newsday.com

About the Author

Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and enjoyed literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


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