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Summer Before The Dark

eBook
Volker Weidermann
A dazzling portrait of Zweig and Roth, and a community of intellectual exiles, during the extraordinary summer of 1936. It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time. 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.


  • Published by eBooks Pushkin Press
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre History
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 28th January 2016
  • Pages 176
  • ISBN 9781782272373

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