Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936

Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936

By: Volker Weidermann (author), Carol Brown Janeway (translator)Hardback

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'Absolutely exquisite . . . a contemporary classic' Dave Eggers 'Death in Venice with more sex, more booze, more action.' FT BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen, who find themselves in limbo while Europe gazes into an abyss of fascism and war. Among them is Stefan Zweig, a man in crisis: his German publisher has shunned him, his marriage is collapsing, his house in Austria no longer feels like home. Along with his lover Lotte, he seeks refuge in this paradise of promenades and parasols, where he reunites with his estranged friend Joseph Roth. For a moment, they create a fragile haven; but as Europe begins to crumble around them, they find themselves trapped on an uncanny kind of holiday, watching the world burn.

About Author

The award-winning writer and literary critic Volker Weidermann was born in Germany in 1969, and studied political science and German language and literature in Heidelberg and Berlin. He is the cultural editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and lives in Berlin.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781782272038
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781782272038
  • ISBN10: 1782272038
  • translations: German
  • language of text: English

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