Il «mondo di ieri» è l’Europa d’inizio Novecento, il mondo in cui Stefan Zweig è cresciuto, ha raccolto i primi consensi come scrittore, si è appassionato alla lettura e ai viaggi, ha stretto amicizia con Freud, Rilke e Valéry. Un mondo stabile e sicuro – nonostante l’emergere di rivendicazioni nazionaliste – in cui la mente poteva concedersi il lusso di vagare libera alla ricerca della conoscenza.
Un mondo prima sconvolto, poi definitivamente cancellato dallo scoppio della prima guerra mondiale, dal crollo delle monarchie storiche, dalla crisi delle ideologie e, infine, dalla tetra affermazione del nazismo. Tra aneddoti ricchi di charme, in un viaggio alla scoperta di Vienna, Parigi, Berlino e Londra che abbraccia mezzo secolo della storia d’Europa, queste «memorie di un europeo» riassumono il senso della vita di Stefan Zweig e della sua vocazione di scrittore. Documento storico di straordinario valore, Il mondo di ieri è anche una delle testimonianze più sconvolgenti e appassionanti sulle grandi contraddizioni del secolo breve.
- ISBN: 8811810752
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 480
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 Leggi tutto
If you had to live inside one of the following pictures, which one would you choose? Choice A: Choice B: .... I am going to assume that aside from either the excuse of insanity or... no I really can't think of another excuse, we're all on board with Choice A, yes? Let's try this one more time. Just to m Leggi tutto
Utterly brilliant! Devastating! I feel turned inside out after finishing Stefan Zweig's memoir of a world that was in the process of self-destruction when he decided to commit suicide in exile and put the last words on paper. How incredibly amazing his life was, surrounded by the writers, musician
...after all, shadows themselves are born of light....toda sombra es, al fin y al cabo, hija de la luz. There are people who breathe nostalgia every day. They enjoy it, they suffer it. They stare at some object and thousands of memories come to mind. People, friends, lovers, happiness, regret
Several reviews have been written recently by my GRFriends on this book. To mention just a few, we have already those wonderful ones by: Kris , Elena , Yann , Garima .. There is therefore very little I can add. I will just write down a few thoughts. I was struck that these memoirs contained a lot less a Leggi tutto
"What a man has taken into his bloodstream in childhood from the air of that time stays with him." I found it hard to write a review for this book. There was just so much I wanted to say. A very nostalgic autobiography was what we were presented with here. I appreciated reading an account on how dif Leggi tutto
Once more I wandered down to the town to have a last look at peace. Time is an invincible enigma. Every moment brings something new for us to keep our faith intact while every new day brutally shatters the long held belief about matters dear to one’s life. This paradoxical existence of seemingly beni Leggi tutto
نص رائع... مذكرات الأديب النمسوي ستيفان زفايج وحنين لعالم الأمس, عالم الأمن والسلام الذي عاشه قبل الحرب العالمية الأولى الحياة العامرة بالكتب والشعر والمسرح والموسيقى والأصدقاء والمناقشات والسفر الكتاب ليس مجرد سيرة لحياة واحد من أشهر الكُتاب باللغة الألمانية, لكنه أيضا عرض لفترة مهمة في تاريخ أوروبا Leggi tutto
"I am now a writer who, as Grillparzer said, 'walks behind his corpse in his own lifetime.'" -Stefan Zweig After reading Zweig's Journey into the Past and Confusion , I now understand the plight of those characters in his novellas when I read these words in his memoir: "I am always most attracted to t Leggi tutto
This is a poignant portrait of a "world of yesterday", specifically the world of turn-of-the century Vienna, and of European culture prior to the First World War. Stefan Zweig was born in Vienna in 1881, and was thus a young man during the decade preceding the War. His family was well off, and he wa Leggi tutto
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