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The Resource Messages from a lost world : Europe on the brink, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone

Messages from a lost world : Europe on the brink, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone

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Messages from a lost world : Europe on the brink
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Messages from a lost world
Title remainder
Europe on the brink
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Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
'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 realise 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. Translated by Will Stone, with an introduction by philosopher and historian of ideas John Gray
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CDX
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1881-1942
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Zweig, Stefan
Dewey number
940.5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
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1966-
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Stone, William
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  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Zweig, Stefan
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adult
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Messages from a lost world : Europe on the brink, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: The Sleepless World---1914 -- The Tower of Babel---1916 -- History as Poetess---1931 -- European Thought in Its Historical Development---1932 -- The Unification of Europe---1934 -- 1914 and Today---1936 -- The Secret of Artistic Creation---1938 -- The Historiography of Tomorrow---1939 -- The Vienna of Yesterday---1940 -- In This Dark Hour---1941
Control code
000057057823
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781782271550
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(hardback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)942983074
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Messages from a lost world : Europe on the brink, Stefan Zweig ; translated from the German by Will Stone
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: The Sleepless World---1914 -- The Tower of Babel---1916 -- History as Poetess---1931 -- European Thought in Its Historical Development---1932 -- The Unification of Europe---1934 -- 1914 and Today---1936 -- The Secret of Artistic Creation---1938 -- The Historiography of Tomorrow---1939 -- The Vienna of Yesterday---1940 -- In This Dark Hour---1941
Control code
000057057823
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781782271550
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)942983074

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