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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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)
Gregor von Rezzori was born in the Bukovina in 1914. He studied at the University of Vienna and for a time lived in Bucharest. In West Germany after World War II he became active as a writer and in radio broadcasting and film-making. His other books inlcude Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, described by D M Thomas as 'a brilliant novel in which the essential history of our epoch, both its light and its deepening shadows, can be read', and his portraits for an autobiography, The Snows of Yesteryear. Gregor von Rezzori died in 1998.
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