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BEST OF ALL TIMES,
This review is from: The World of Yesterday: An Autobiography (Paperback)
For me the best book of all times. Zweig "World of Yesterday" is an unforgettable classic, witch should be mandatory in any high school. The best-selling writer in "yesterday world", world of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Mann and any other great writers, he could be happy that his work is not granted in "today world", world of Harry Potter, and similar books.
This book is much more then autobiography, it's a story of one time, it's a vivid, moving and nostalgic portrayal of Europe before wars, it's a story about intellectual brotherhood witch tried to prevent nationalistic madness that destroyed the Europe and the World, twice.
It is a story about what Zweig calls the "Apocalypse": war, revolutions, inflation, famine, epidemics, emigration, the rise of bolshevism, fascism and the most horrific of all: nationalism.
Zweig commits a suicide after he finished this work (1942), he stay in "World of Yesterday".
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Initial post: 29 Jan 2009, 06:19:39 GMT
Mr. A. Walker-powell says:
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2013, 19:30:47 GMT
Page Surfer says:
This writer's first language is obviously not English. You try writing in Polish or whatever his first language is and see how many mistakes you make!
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