About the Book
Stefan Zweig’s writings on his travels in Europe are made available for the first time in English through Will Stone’s sympathetic translation. Representing a lifetime’s observations, this collection can be dipped into or savoured at length, and paints a rich and sensitive picture of Europe before the Second World War.
For the insatiably curious Zweig, travel was both a necessary cultural education and a personal balm for the depression he experienced when rooted in one place for too long. He spent much of his life weaving between the countries of central Europe, visiting authors and friends, exploring the continent in the heyday of international rail travel. This collection features his writings on London, Seville, Salzburg, Bruges, Ypres and many more destinations.
'This is an enjoyable collection, which can be dipped into, to read one or two at a time, and ponder his observations. They are interesting both of themselves, but also for anyone wishing to take an interest in and discover more about the author himself.' – Newbooks Magazine