Die Welt von Gestern. Erinnerungen eines Europäers (Taschenbuch)
Publish date: December 1st 1999
Publisher: Fischer (Tb.), Frankfurt
Pages no: 512
Edition language: Deutsch
, Non Fiction
, European Literature
, World War II
, German Literature
, European History
(Original Review from the German and English editions, 2002-06-05)"The World of Yesterday" has its flaws - some of the scenes that Zweig claims to have witnessed, particularly around the outbreak and conclusion of the Great War seem such extraordinary coincidences as to be barely credible. And on th...
I have been struggling to write this review. I have a draft that keeps growing, with more quotes, more of my analysis, more words -- but as I write more, I worry that I am getting further away from Stefan Zweig, further away from this beautiful, sad, angry, insightful, anguished text.So am I scrappi...
Poignant, beautifully written and a fascinating look at the disintegration of Europe at the beginning of the 20th century.
I was somewhat disappointed in this one, and ended up skipping around a lot. This old (and anonymous) translation is stiff and quite unappealing, and while there are certainly many interesting stories, there is also a looseness in the prose and the book runs on a bit verbosely. There are some very i...