The Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography

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Focusing on a world that vanished in 1938, this is a detailed memoir of Central European life which offers insights into influences that have contributed to recent national turmoil. It centres on the Bukovina - at one time an Austro-Hungarian province, then a part of Romania, and later absorbed into the Ukraine - and describes the family and household that shaped the author's childhood. Gregor von Rezzori's other books include "Memoirs of an Anti-Semite" and "The Death of My Brother Abel".

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A magical account of a central European childhood and a world that vanished by 1938 by the author of the controversial 'Memoires of an Anti-semite'.

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One of those rare and lovely books . . . in the precision and quality of Rezzori's prose, in his passion for the perfect detail, and in his power to capture the reader's heart (Alan Furst)

[The series] sheds remarkable light on the literature, culture and politics of the region...anyone coming fresh to the field will be captivated by the richness, variety, humour and pathos of a classic literature that, through a shared historical experience, transcends national and linguistic boundaries. (CJ Schüler Independent on Sunday)

This [series] is a wonderful idea ... They are absurdist parables, by turns hilarious, unsettling and enigmatic. (Nicholas Lezard Guardian)

I urge you to go and read them. (Adam Thirlwell New Statesman)

This new series of Central European Classics is important well beyond simply providing 'good reads'. (Stephen Vizinczey Daily Telegraph)

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