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Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark

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"The true story of two of the twentieth century's great writers exiled from Nazi Germany to a Belgian seaside resort, and the world they built there: written with a novelist's eye for pacing, chronology, and language--a dazzling work of historical nonfiction. It's the summer of 1936, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his home in Austria has been seized. He's been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian beach town--a paradise of promenades, parasols, and old friends. So he journeys there with his new lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with his semi-estranged fellow writer and close friend Joseph Roth, himself newly in love. For a moment, they create a fragile paradise. But as Europe begins to crumble around them, the writers find themselves trapped on vacation, in exile, watching the world burn. In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts "the summer before the dark," when a coterie of artists, intellectuals, drunks, revolutionaries, and madmen found themselves in limbo while Europe teetered on the edge of fascism and total war"--
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subject_facetAuthors, Austrian -- Homes and haunts -- Belgium -- Ostend
Authors, Exiled -- Belgium -- Ostend
Authors, German -- Homes and haunts -- Belgium -- Ostend
Keun, Irmgard, -- 1905-1982 -- Friends and associates
Nineteen thirty-six, A.D
Ostend (Belgium) -- Social life and customs
Roth, Joseph, -- 1894-1939 -- Friends and associates
Zweig, Stefan, -- 1881-1942 -- Friends and associates
title_displayOstend : Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark
title_fullOstend : Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark / Volker Weidermann ; translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway
Ostend : Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark [electronic resource] / Volker Weidermann
Ostend Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark
title_shortOstend
title_subStefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark
topic_facetAuthors, Austrian
Authors, Exiled
Authors, German
Biography & Autobiography
Friends and associates
History
Homes and haunts
Keun, Irmgard
Nineteen thirty-six, A.D
Nonfiction
Roth, Joseph
Social life and customs
Zweig, Stefan