The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig

The World of Yesterday
  • Title : The World of Yesterday
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780803252240
  • Pages : 455
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  • Language : English
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Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was a poet, novelist, and dramatist, but it was his biographies that expressed his full genius, recreating for his international audience the Elizabethan age, the French Revolution, the great days of voyages and discoveries. In this autobiography he holds the mirror up to his own age, telling the story of a generation that "was loaded down with a burden of fate as was hardly any other in the course of history." Zweig attracted to himself the best minds and loftiest souls of his era: Freud, Yeats, Borgese, Pirandello, Gorky, Ravel, Joyce, Toscanini, Jane Addams, Anatole France, and Romain Rolland are but a few of the friends he writes about.


The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig

The World of Yesterday
  • Title : The World of Yesterday
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
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Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was a poet, novelist, and dramatist, but it was his biographies that expressed his full genius, recreating for his international audience the Elizabethan age, the French Revolution, the great days of voyages and discoveries. In this autobiography he holds the mirror up to his own age, telling the story of a generation that "was loaded down with a burden of fate as was hardly any other in the course of history." Zweig attracted to himself the best minds and loftiest souls of his era: Freud, Yeats, Borgese, Pirandello, Gorky, Ravel, Joyce, Toscanini, Jane Addams, Anatole France, and Romain Rolland are but a few of the friends he writes about.


The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond

The World Until Yesterday
  • Title : The World Until Yesterday
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 1846148154
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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From the author of No.1 international bestseller Collapse, a mesmerizing portrait of the human past that offers profound lessons for how we can live today Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond reveals how traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window onto how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing extensively on his decades working in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Diamond explores how tribal societies approach essential human problems, from childrearing to conflict resolution to health, and discovers we have much to learn from traditional ways of life. He unearths remarkable findings - from the reason why modern afflictions like diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer's are virtually non-existent in tribal societies to the surprising benefits of multilingualism. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly original, The World Until Yesterday provides an enthralling first-hand picture of the human past that also suggests profound lessons for how to live well today. Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the seminal million-copy-bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, and Collapse, a #1 international bestseller. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.


The Impossible Exile by George Prochnik

The Impossible Exile
  • Title : The Impossible Exile
  • Author : George Prochnik
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • ISBN Code : 1783781157
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig, born to an affluent Jewish family in Vienna, had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies became instant bestsellers, and his cultural patronage, his generosity, and his literary connections, were legendary. In 1934, following Hitler's rise to power, Zweig left Vienna for England, then New York, and, finally, Petrpolis, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. With the destruction of the cultural milieu of pre-Nazi Europe, Zweig's life in exile became increasingly isolated. In 1942 he and his wife, Lotte Altmann, were found dead. They had committed suicide, just after Zweig had completed his famous autobiography, The World of Yesterday. The Impossible Exile tells the mesmerizing and tragic story of Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall, the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the alienation of the refugees forced into exile. Zweig embodied and witnessed the end of an era: the great Central European civilization of Vienna and Berlin.


The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today by Stefan Zweig Symposium (1981: Fredonia, N.Y.)

The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today
  • Title : The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today
  • Author : Stefan Zweig Symposium (1981: Fredonia, N.Y.)
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780873955997
  • Pages : 357
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  • Language : English
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France (1837) was the third volume published in Cooper's Gleanings in Europe series, but first in the chronology of his European experience. Less sequential than his other travel narratives, France distills his impressions of French and European culture during his first two years abroad. Exhibiting many qualities of the familiar essay, it considers a wide range of topics of interest to Cooper, his friends, and potential readers in the United States. As a celebrity thoroughly at home in the brilliant society of Bourbon Paris, Cooper was able to provide fascinating glimpses of personalities, spectacles, institutions, and manners--from his distinctly American perspective. Indeed, as Professor Philbrick remarks, "No other of Cooper's works, perhaps, brings us closer to his speaking voice or puts us more directly in contact with the man himself, with all his idiosyncratic preoccupations, his quick resentments, his restless curiosity, his surprising humor, and his nobility of principle." The reader of this edition is brought even closer to Cooper in the draft of a hitherto unpublished letter, probably intended for this book, which illustrates Cooper's grasp of the still finer points of French customs and attitudes.


Messages from a Lost World by Stefan Zweig

Messages from a Lost World
  • Title : Messages from a Lost World
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1782271880
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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A collection of essays and speeches by Stefan Zweig from the 1930s and 1940s published here in English for the very first time. 'Darkness must fall before we are aware of the majesty of the stars above our heads. It was necessary for this dark hour to fall, perhaps the darkest in history, to make us realize that freedom is as vital to our soul as breathing to our body.' As Europe faced its darkest days, Stefan Zweig was a passionate voice for tolerance, peace and a world without borders. In these moving, ardent essays, speeches and articles, composed before and during the Second World War, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers mounts a defence of European unity against terror and brutality. From the dreamlike 'The Sleepless World', written in 1914, through the poignant 'The Vienna of Yesterday', to the impassioned 'In This Dark Hour', one of his final addresses, given in 1941, Zweig envisages a Europe free of nationalism and pledged to pluralism, culture and brotherhood. These haunting lost messages, all appearing in English for the first time and some newly discovered, distil Zweig's courage, belief and richness of learning to give the essence of a writer; a spiritual will and testament to stand alongside his memoir, The World of Yesterday. Brief and yet intense, they are a tragic reminder of a world lost to the 'bloody vortex of history', but also a powerful statement of one man's belief in the creative imagination and the potential of humanity, with a resounding relevance today. Stefan Zweig was one of the most popular and widely translated writers of the early twentieth century. Born into an Austrian-Jewish family in 1881, he became a leading figure in Vienna's cosmopolitan cultural world and was famed for his gripping novellas and vivid psychological biographies. In 1934, following the Nazis' rise to power, Zweig fled Austria, first for England, where he wrote his famous novel Beware of Pity, then the United States and finally Brazil. It was here that he completed his acclaimed autobiography The World of Yesterday, a lament for the golden age of a Europe destroyed by two world wars. The articles and speeches in Messages from a Lost World were written as Zweig, a pacifist and internationalist, witnessed this destruction and warned of the threat to his beloved Europe. On 23 February 1942, Zweig and his second wife Lotte were found dead, following an apparent double suicide.


The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today by N.A

The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today
  • Title : The World of Yesterday's Humanist Today
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 1438420676
  • Pages : N.A
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Encounters and Destinies by Stefan Zweig

Encounters and Destinies
  • Title : Encounters and Destinies
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1782273468
  • Pages : 192
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A new collection of essays by Stefan Zweig: tributes to the great artists and thinkers of the Europe of his day Stefan Zweig was one of the twentieth century's greatest authors and a tireless champion of freedom, tolerance and friendship across borders. Encounters and Destinies collects his most impassioned and moving tributes to his many illustrious friends and peers: literary, philosophical and artistic luminaries from across the Old Europe that Zweig loved so much, and which he grieved to see so cruelly destroyed by two world wars. Including pieces on Rainer Maria Rilke, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Maxim Gorky and Arturo Toscanini, this essential collection is also Zweig's tribute to the ideal of friendship: an ideal he clung to as the world he knew was torn apart.


The Society of the Crossed Keys by Stefan Zweig,Wes Anderson

The Society of the Crossed Keys
  • Title : The Society of the Crossed Keys
  • Author : Stefan Zweig,Wes Anderson
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1782271090
  • Pages : 272
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I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago, as allthe books began to come back into print, and I more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately lovedthis book, his one, big, great novel-and suddenly there weredozens more in front of me waiting to read.' Wes Anderson The Society of the Crossed Keys contains Wes Anderson's selections from the writings of the great Austrian author Stefan Zweig, whose life and work inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel . A CONVERSATION WITH WES ANDERSON Wes Anderson discusses Zweig's life and work with Zweig biographer George Prochnik. THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY Selected extracts from Zweig's memoir, The World of Yesterday, an unrivalled evocation of bygone Europe. BEWARE OF PITY An extract from Zweig's only novel, a devastating depictionof the torment of the betrayal of both honour and love. TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN THE LIFE OF A WOMAN One of Stefan Zweig's best-loved stories in full-a passionate tale of gambling, love and death, played out against the stylish backdrop of the French Riviera in the 1920s. ' The World of Yesterday is one of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century, as perfect in its evocation of the world Zweig loved, as it is in its portrayal of how that world was destroyed.' -- David Hare ' Beware of Pity is the most exciting book I have ever read...a feverish, fascinating novel' -- Antony Beevor 'One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories.'--Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and, between the wars was an international bestselling author. With the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath, New York and Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Wes Anderson's films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom. He directed and wrote the screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel.


1917 by Arthur Herman, PhD

1917
  • Title : 1917
  • Author : Arthur Herman, PhD
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • ISBN Code : 9780062570895
  • Pages : 496
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This is the story of two men, and the two decisions, that transformed world history in a single tumultuous year, 1917: Wilson’s entry into World War One and Lenin’s Bolshevik Revolution. In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson, champion of American democracy but also segregation; advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice; thrust the United States into World War One in order to make the “world safe for democracy”—only to see his dreams for a liberal international system dissolve into chaos, bloodshed, and betrayal. That October Vladimir Lenin, communist revolutionary and advocate for class war and “dictatorship of the proletariat,” would overthrow Russia’s earlier democratic revolution that had toppled the all-power Czar, all in the name of liberating humanity—and instead would set up the most repressive totalitarian regime in history, the Soviet Union. In this incisive, fast-paced history, New York Times bestselling author Arthur Herman brilliantly reveals how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. Through the end of World War I, countries only marched into war to increase or protect their national interests. After World War I, countries began going to war over ideas. Together Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today. Our New World Disorder is the legacy left by Wilson and Lenin, and their visions of the perfectibility of man. One hundred years later, we still sit on the powder keg they first set the detonator to, through war and revolution.


Magellan by Stefan Zweig

Magellan
  • Title : Magellan
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1908968087
  • Pages : 452
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The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history-he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, although he was killed en route in a battle in the Philippines. In this biography, Zweig brings to life the Age of Discovery by telling the tale of one of the era's most daring adventurers, whose astounding feats of navigation heralded the modern age.


Confusion by Stefan Zweig

Confusion
  • Title : Confusion
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • ISBN Code : 1590176618
  • Pages : 176
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An NYRB Classics Original Stefan Zweig was particularly drawn to the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and yet transporting dramatization of the conflict between the heart and the mind, is among his supreme achievements in the form. A young man who is rapidly going to the dogs in Berlin is packed off by his father to a university in a sleepy provincial town. There a brilliant lecture awakens in him a wild passion for learning—as well as a peculiarly intense fascination with the graying professor who gave the talk. The student grows close to the professor, be­coming a regular visitor to the apartment he shares with his much younger wife. He takes it upon himself to urge his teacher to finish the great work of scholarship that he has been laboring at for years and even offers to help him in any way he can. The professor welcomes the young man’s attentions, at least on some days. On others, he rages without apparent reason or turns away from his disciple with cold scorn. The young man is baffled, wounded. He cannot understand. But the wife understands. She understands perfectly. And one way or another she will help him to understand too.


Industrial Poverty by Dr Sven R Larson

Industrial Poverty
  • Title : Industrial Poverty
  • Author : Dr Sven R Larson
  • Publisher : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1472439341
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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Conventional wisdom says that Europe’s crisis is a financial crisis. But is this really the case? In Industrial Poverty, economist Sven R. Larson, challenges this view and suggests instead that Europe is in a state of permanent economic decline. The crisis, says Larson, is in fact a welfare-state crisis. Over decades, government has grown too big for the private sector to pay for; when the recession hit in 2008 most European economies could no longer bear the burden of the welfare state. Raging deficits, accelerating unemployment and harsh austerity policies hurled the continent into more than a regular recession. Europe is entering a new economic state: industrial poverty. Using Sweden in the 1990s as an example, Larson shows how a welfare-state crisis combined with the wrong kind of austerity policies replaces prosperity with industrial poverty. In a desperate effort to balance the budget and save the welfare state in the midst of the crisis, the Swedish government subjected the country to some of the toughest austerity measures on record. The outcome was a permanent reduction in the standard of living for Swedish families as well as the standard of government services. Today, Europe is going through the same transition into industrial poverty. Tomorrow, it could be the United States, unless Congress and the President take decisive action against the runaway budget deficit.


The Land of Yesterday by K. A. Reynolds

The Land of Yesterday
  • Title : The Land of Yesterday
  • Author : K. A. Reynolds
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062673947
  • Pages : 272
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A tender and fantastical adventure story perfect for fans of Coraline. After Cecelia Dahl’s little brother, Celadon, dies tragically, his soul goes where all souls go: the Land of Yesterday—and Cecelia is left behind in a fractured world without him. Her beloved house’s spirit is crumbling beyond repair, her father is imprisoned by sorrow, and worst of all, her grief-stricken mother abandons the land of the living to follow Celadon into Yesterday. It’s up to Cecelia to put her family back together, even if that means venturing into the dark and forbidden Land of Yesterday on her own. But as Cecilia braves a hot-air balloon commanded by two gnomes, a sea of daisies, and the Planet of Nightmares, it’s clear that even if she finds her family, she might not be able to save them. And if she’s not careful, she might just become a lost soul herself, trapped forever in Yesterday.


The Invention of Yesterday by Tamim Ansary

The Invention of Yesterday
  • Title : The Invention of Yesterday
  • Author : Tamim Ansary
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1610397975
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual Age Traveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet) as it is narrative. Many thousands of years ago, when we existed only as countless small autonomous bands of hunter-gatherers widely distributed through the wilderness, we began inventing stories--to organize for survival, to find purpose and meaning, to explain the unfathomable. Ultimately these became the basis for empires, civilizations, and cultures. And when various narratives began to collide and overlap, the encounters produced everything from confusion, chaos, and war to cultural efflorescence, religious awakenings, and intellectual breakthroughs. Through vivid stories studded with insights, Tamim Ansary illuminates the world-historical consequences of the unique human capacity to invent and communicate abstract ideas. In doing so, he also explains our ever-more-intertwined present: the narratives now shaping us, the reasons we still battle one another, and the future we may yet create.


Shooting Stars by Stefan Zweig

Shooting Stars
  • Title : Shooting Stars
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1782270787
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig, in a new translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell One of the twentieth century's great humanists and a hugely popular fiction writer, Stefan Zweig's historical works bring the past to life in brilliant Technicolor. This collection contains ten typically breathless and erudite dramatizations of some of the most pivotal episodes in human history. From General Grouchy's failure to intervene at Waterloo, to the miraculous resurrection of George Frideric Handel, Zweig's selection is idiosyncratic, fascinating and as always hugely readable.


Montaigne by Stefan Zweig

Montaigne
  • Title : Montaigne
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Collection
  • ISBN Code : 1782271031
  • Pages : 153
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'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an emigre - driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism - when he found, in a damp cellar, a copy of Michel de Montaigne's Essais. Montaigne would become Zweig's last great occupation, helping him make sense of his own life and his obsessions-with personal freedom, with the sanctity of the individual. Through his writings on suicide, he would also, finally, lead Zweig to his death. With the intense psychological acuity and elegant prose so characteristic of Zweig's fiction, this account of Montaigne's life asks how we ought to think, and how to live. It is an intense and wonderful insight into both subject and biographer.


Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig

Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman
  • Title : Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
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  • ISBN Code : 1782272151
  • Pages : 92
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A fateful encounter in a Montecarlo casino sees an English widow mesmerised by a young Polish artistocrat. A frenzied twenty-four hours ensue, as both struggle in the grip of irresistible obsessions that drive them to defy the conventions of society, and to risk everything they possess.


The Last Days by Laurent Seksik

The Last Days
  • Title : The Last Days
  • Author : Laurent Seksik
  • Publisher : Pushkin PressLtd
  • ISBN Code : 1908968915
  • Pages : 155
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  • Language : English
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A beautifully sad, fictionalised account of Stefan Zweig's and his wife Lotte's suicide pact in wartime Brazil.


Stefan and Lotte Zweig's South American Letters by Stefan Zweig,Lotte Zweig

Stefan and Lotte Zweig's South American Letters
  • Title : Stefan and Lotte Zweig's South American Letters
  • Author : Stefan Zweig,Lotte Zweig
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441107126
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig: Burning Secret, A Chess Story, Fear, Confusion, Journey into the Past by Stefan Zweig

The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig: Burning Secret, A Chess Story, Fear, Confusion, Journey into the Past
  • Title : The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig: Burning Secret, A Chess Story, Fear, Confusion, Journey into the Past
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 178227202X
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing-which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world-is clear and irresistible. Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique. Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York - a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.


Bearing the Unbearable by Frieda W. Aaron

Bearing the Unbearable
  • Title : Bearing the Unbearable
  • Author : Frieda W. Aaron
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791494055
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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This book is a pioneering study of Yiddish and Polish-Jewish concentration camp and ghetto poetry. It reveals the impact of the immediacy of experience as a formative influence on perception, response, and literary imagination, arguing that literature that is contemporaneous with unfolding events offers perceptions different from those presented after the fact. Documented here is the emergence of poetry as the dominant literary form and quickest reaction to the atrocities. The authors shows that the mission of the poets was to provide testimony to their epoch, to speak for themselves and for those who perished. For the Jews in the condemned world, this poetry was a vehicle of cultural sustenance, a means of affirming traditional values, and an expression of moral defiance that often kept the spirit of the readers from dying. The explication of the poetry (which has been translated by the author) offer challenging implications for the field of critical theory, including shifts in literary practices—prompted by the growing atrocities—that reveal a spectrum of complex experimental techniques..


Philosophy manual: a South-South perspective by Chanthalangsy, Phinith,Crowley, John

Philosophy manual: a South-South perspective
  • Title : Philosophy manual: a South-South perspective
  • Author : Chanthalangsy, Phinith,Crowley, John
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231010069
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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The Mystery of Charles Dickens by A. N. Wilson

The Mystery of Charles Dickens
  • Title : The Mystery of Charles Dickens
  • Author : A. N. Wilson
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • ISBN Code : 9780062954954
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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A lively and insightful biographical celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death. Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died--an occasion marked by a crowded funeral at Westminster Abbey, despite his waking wishes for a small affair. Experiencing the worst and best of life during the Victorian Age, Dickens was not merely the conduit through whom some of the most beloved characters in literature came into the world. He was one of them. Filled with the twists, pathos, and unusual characters that sprang from this novelist's extraordinary imagination, The Mystery of Charles Dickens looks back from the legendary writer's death to recall the key events in his life. In doing so, he seeks to understand Dickens' creative genius and enduring popularity. Following his life from cradle to grave, it becomes clear that Dickens's fiction drew from his life--a fact he acknowledged. Like Oliver Twist, Dickens suffered a wretched childhood, then grew up to become not only a respectable gentleman but an artist of prodigious popularity. Dickens knew firsthand the poverty and pain his characters endured, including the scandal of a failed marriage. Going beyond standard narrative biography, A. N. Wilson brilliantly revisits the wellspring of Dickens's vast and wild imagination, to reveal at long last why his novels captured the hearts of nineteenth century readers--and why they continue to resonate today. The Mystery of Charles Dickens is illustrated with 30 black-and-white images.


Seismic Acquisition from Yesterday to Tomorrow by Julien Meunier

Seismic Acquisition from Yesterday to Tomorrow
  • Title : Seismic Acquisition from Yesterday to Tomorrow
  • Author : Julien Meunier
  • Publisher : SEG Books
  • ISBN Code : 1560802812
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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Fear by Stefan Zweig

Fear
  • Title : Fear
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Collection
  • ISBN Code : 1906548188
  • Pages : 106
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Finding her comfortable bourgeois existence as wife and mother tedious after eight years of marriage, Irene Wagner brings a little excitement into it by starting an affair with a rising young pianist. Her lover’s former mistress begins blackmailing her, threatening to give her secret away to her husband, meanwhile her husband seems to offer her numerous opportunities to confess and be forgiven. Irene is soon in the grip of agonizing fear.


Brazil Land of the Future by Stefan Zweig

Brazil Land of the Future
  • Title : Brazil Land of the Future
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780353172418
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread by Michiko Kakutani

Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread
  • Title : Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread
  • Author : Michiko Kakutani
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 000842196X
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From ‘the most powerful book critic in the English-speaking world’ (Vanity Fair) comes an inspiring and beautifully illustrated selection of the life-changing books that none of us should miss


This Land Is Our Land by Suketu Mehta

This Land Is Our Land
  • Title : This Land Is Our Land
  • Author : Suketu Mehta
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 9781529112955
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An impassioned defence of global immigration from the acclaimed author of Maximum City. Drawing on his family's own experience emigrating from India to Britain and America, and years of reporting around the world, Suketu Mehta subjects the worldwide anti-immigrant backlash to withering scrutiny. The West, he argues, is being destroyed not by immigrants but by the fear of immigrants. He juxtaposes the phony narratives of populist ideologues with the ordinary heroism of labourers, nannies and others, from Dubai to New York, and explains why more people are on the move today than ever before. As civil strife and climate change reshape large parts of the planet, it is little surprise that borders have become so porous. This Land is Our Land also stresses the destructive legacies of colonialism and global inequality on large swathes of the world. When today's immigrants are asked, 'Why are you here?', they can justly respond, 'We are here because you were there.' And now that they are here, as Mehta demonstrates, immigrants bring great benefits, enabling countries and communities to flourish. Impassioned, rigorous, and richly stocked with memorable stories and characters, This Land Is Our Land is a timely and necessary intervention, and literary polemic of the highest order.


Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Yesterday
  • Title : Yesterday
  • Author : Felicia Yap
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • ISBN Code : 0316465267
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How do you solve a murder when you can only remember yesterday? Imagine a world in which classes are divided not by wealth or religion but by how much each group can remember. Monos, the majority, have only one day's worth of memory; elite Duos have two. In this stratified society, where Monos are excluded from holding high office and demanding jobs, Claire and Mark are a rare mixed marriage. Clare is a conscientious Mono housewife, Mark a novelist-turned-politician Duo on the rise. They are a shining example of a new vision of tolerance and equality-until... A beautiful woman is found dead, her body dumped in England's River Cam. The woman is Mark's mistress, and he is the prime suspect in her murder. The detective investigating the case has secrets of his own. So did the victim. And when both the investigator's and the suspect's memories are constantly erased--how can anyone learn the truth? Told from four different perspectives, that of Mark, Claire, the detective on the case, and the victim--Felicia Yap's staggeringly inventive debut leads us on a race against an ever-resetting clock to find the killer. With the science-fiction world-building of Philip K. Dick and the twisted ingenuity of Memento, Yesterday is a thriller you'll never forget.


The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

The Royal Game
  • Title : The Royal Game
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 223
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The World of Yesterday by Rosenbach Company

The World of Yesterday
  • Title : The World of Yesterday
  • Author : Rosenbach Company
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Wild Mourning by Karin Howard

Wild Mourning
  • Title : Wild Mourning
  • Author : Karin Howard
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781478765066
  • Pages : 282
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A baby is stillborn. The parents, successful professionals, face a grueling healing process, which affects every facet of their lives, last not least their sexual relationship. One in 160 babies are born dead, and the book will help grieving parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and colleagues and asks of hospitals to treat parents with greater empathy.


Memories of Low Tide by Chantal Thomas

Memories of Low Tide
  • Title : Memories of Low Tide
  • Author : Chantal Thomas
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1782275207
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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A memoir of childhood, the mother-daughter bond and the transformative power of swimming, by multi-award-winning French author Chantal Thomas Chantal Thomas grew up in a seaside town on the Atlantic coast of France, inheriting from her mother an obsession with the sea, and for swimming. In this tender and eloquent memoir she seeks to understand her quixotic, often inscrutable mother - a woman who was luminous in the water and once dived into the moat of the Palace of Versailles, but became fettered by marriage and domestic life. Thomas combs the beaches of her childhood for memories, recalling the sensory pleasures of the sands, the first sharp touch of cold water, and discovering the multitude of ways in which she is still her mother's daughter.


Ostend by Volker Weidermann

Ostend
  • Title : Ostend
  • Author : Volker Weidermann
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • ISBN Code : 1101870273
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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It’s the summer of 1936, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his house in Austria—searched by the police two years earlier—no longer feels like home. He’s been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian beach town that is a paradise of promenades, parasols, and old friends. So he journeys there with his lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with fellow writer and semi-estranged close friend Joseph Roth, who is himself about to fall in love. For a moment, they create a fragile haven. But as Europe begins to crumble around them, the writers find themselves trapped on vacation, in exile, watching the world burn. In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts “the summer before the dark,” when a coterie of artists, intellectuals, drunks, revolutionaries, and madmen found themselves in limbo while Europe teetered on the edge of fascism and total war. Ostend is the true story of two of the twentieth century’s great writers, written with a novelist’s eye for pacing, chronology, and language—a dazzling work of historical nonfiction. (Translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway) From the Hardcover edition.


The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig
  • Title : The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig
  • Author : Stefan Zweig
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1782270035
  • Pages : 710
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The collected stories of Stefan Zweig, one of the most popular writers of short fiction of the twentieth century This collection brings together twenty-three of Stefan Zweig's best-loved short stories. Written in his typically flowing and readable style, these tales are characterised by their pacing, their psychological insightfulness, and above all their pervading humanity. Including Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman, Amok, Fantastic Night and Letter from an Unknown Woman, translated by Anthea Bell, this gift edition hardback would be an great introduction to Zweig, or a wonderful treat for any fan of his work.


Colours of Yesterday by Annette Innis

Colours of Yesterday
  • Title : Colours of Yesterday
  • Author : Annette Innis
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780987582881
  • Pages : 72
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Colours of yesterday is specially designed for older people but suitable for all. A new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people will support them to join millions worldwide who have discovered the joy and wellbeing that comes from colouring and mindfulness books. Colours of yesterday: A creative colouring book for older people features drawings that are more accessible for older hands and eyes, with themes lovingly depicting the way things were. Inspiring young Australian artist, Annette Innis, has used her skills as a portrait artist and experience teaching participatory art classes for older people (Arts on Prescription) to create Colours of yesterday. "Colours of yesterday is strongly influenced by my lifelong love of hearing stories set in the 'good old days'," Annette said. "Art can be relaxing, challenging and fulfilling, and when mixed with personal sharing and a healthy sprinkle of nostalgia, the results are absolute magic!" Alongside Annette's 30 original drawings are real-life stories, which further bring to life the warm familiarity of the past while opening a door of connection and learning for younger family and friends. Drawing on expertise from the Centre of Positive Ageing in western Sydney and experience from the ground-breaking Arts on Prescription program, Colours of yesterday is an important new resource and possibly an Australian-first. Professor Chris Poulos, Director of the Centre for Positive Ageing, said, "There's growing evidence that shows how involvement in the creative arts can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing in those who participate. "Through Arts on Prescription we've seen how talented our participants are and witnessed firsthand some of the benefits they have gained by being creative. We hope to extend this experience through Colours of yesterday."


A World of Pausabilities by Frank J. Sileo

A World of Pausabilities
  • Title : A World of Pausabilities
  • Author : Frank J. Sileo
  • Publisher : Magination Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781433823237
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Sometimes we just need to take a pause -- to stop, breathe, and take a moment for ourselves. To be mindful. Told in rhyming verse and beautifully illustrated, A World of Pausabilities is an inviting introduction to mindfulness. Following a neighborhood on a summer day, readers will learn how to apply mindfulness to simple, everyday moments, and how days are filled with endless possibilities to take a pause. Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers that further discusses mindfulness and ways to introduce pauses into your child's life. Age range 4-8.


Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish by Tom McCarthy

Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish
  • Title : Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish
  • Author : Tom McCarthy
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • ISBN Code : 1681370875
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Essays on literature, pop culture, and more from the cult novelist and critic Tom McCarthy Fifteen brilliant essays written over as many years provide a map of the sensibility and critical intelligence of Tom McCarthy, one of the most original and challenging novelists at work today. Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish explores a wide range of subjects, from the weather considered as a form of media, to the paintings of Gerhard Richter and the movies of David Lynch, to Patty Hearst as revolutionary sex goddess, to the still-radical implications of established masterpieces such as Ulysses (how do you write after it?), Tristram Shandy, and the unsung junky genius Alexander Trocchi’s darkly beautiful Cain’s Book. The longer “Recessional” examines the place of time in writing—how writing makes a new time of its own, a time apart from institutional time—while the startling “Nothing Will Have Taken Place” moves from Mallarmé and Don DeLillo to the ball mastery of Zidane to look at how art, whether that of a poet, novelist, or athlete, destroys given codes of meaning and behavior, returning them to play. Certain points of reference recur with dreamlike insistence—among them the artist Ed Ruscha’s Royal Road Test, a photographic documentation of the roadside debris of a Royal typewriter hurled from the window of a traveling car; the great blooms of jellyfish that are filling the oceans and gumming up the machinery of commerce and military domination—and the question throughout is: How can art explode the restraining conventions of so-called realism, whether aesthetic or political, to engage in the active reinvention of the world?


America in the World by Robert B. Zoellick

America in the World
  • Title : America in the World
  • Author : Robert B. Zoellick
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • ISBN Code : 1538712369
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and James Baker, America in the World tells the vibrant story of American diplomacy. Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy, Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged from America's encounters with the world: the importance of North America; the special roles trading, transnational, and technological relations play in defining ties with others; changing attitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections among states; the need for public support, especially through Congress; and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose. These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold War presidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for the future. Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S. diplomacy past and present, America in the World serves as an informative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking to understand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreign policy during an era of transformation.