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Classics/modern classics > Die Welt von gestern

Classics/modern classics Die Welt von gestern

  • By Stefan Zweig
  • Price: £8.25
  • ISBN: 9783866478992
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 08/02/2021 if you order today

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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'.

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Series Classics/modern classics Title Die Welt von gestern
Subject German Language German
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date July 2013 Authors Stefan Zweig
Binding Hardback Pages 576
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 615
ESB Code 15501 ISBN 9783866478992
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 08/02/2021 if you order today
  Price £8.25

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