Classics/modern classics > Die Welt von gestern
Classics/modern classics Die Welt von gestern
- Price: £8.25
- ISBN: 9783866478992
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The World of Yesterday is a tender narrative of our troubled times. It is the story of three eras (the book's original title was 'Three Lives') engagingly told: the honeyed 'world of security' before 1914, the fruitful decade and a half that followed in its wake, and the rapidly enclosing darkness of the Hitler era up to the Second World War. Narrating the crazed march of Europe from a refined utopia, where people never looked 'handsomer, stronger, healthier' to the charred remnants of a Superman's mechanised inferno, Zweig's work, to quote 19th-century dramatist Franz Grillparzer, traces 'the road of modern culture from humanism via nationalism to bestiality'.
|Series||Classics/modern classics||Title||Die Welt von gestern|
|Publication Date||July 2013||Authors||Stefan Zweig|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Out of stock - expected on 08/02/2021 if you order today|
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