The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

The Burning of the World

A Memoir of 1914

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ISBN10: 1590178092 ISBN13: 9781590178096 Contributors: Zombory-Moldovan, Peter (Translator) Publisher: New York Review of Books Published: Aug 5 2014 Pages: 155 Weight: 0.45lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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"Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of World War I , an NYRB Classics Original. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible war that defined the shape of the twentieth century"--

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