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Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography

Von Rezzori, Gregor

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ISBN 10: 0394574427 / ISBN 13: 9780394574424
Edité par Alfred a Knopf, New York., 1989
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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First US edition stated 1989, first printing. Signed by Author on the half- title page, no inscriptionn no names. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, no markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no edgewear, no tears no chips , price clipped. 8vo, 291 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 013976

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Titre : Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an ...

Éditeur : Alfred a Knopf, New York.

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st US edition

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Describes growing up amid the privilege of the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy, discussing his childhood, the family and servants who surrounded him, and the formative experiences that shaped his life

About the Author:

Gregor von Rezzori (1914–1998) was born in Czernowitz (now Chernovtsy, Ukraine), Bukovina, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He later described his childhood in a family of declining fortunes as one “spent among slightly mad and dislocated personalities in a period that also was mad and dislocated and filled with unrest.’’ After studying at the University of Vienna, Rezzori moved to Bucharest and enlisted in the Romanian army. During World War II, he lived in Berlin, where he worked as a radio broadcaster and published his first novel. In West Germany after the war, he wrote for both radio and film and began publishing books at a rapid rate, including the four-volume Idiot’s Guide to German Society and Ein Hermelin in Tschernopol (to be published by NYRB Classics as Ermine). From the late 1950s on, Rezzori had parts in several French and West German films, including one directed by his friend Louis Malle. In 1967, after spending years classified as a stateless person, Rezzori settled in a fifteenth-century farmhouse outside of Florence with his wife, gallery owner Beatrice Monti. There he produced some of his best-known works, among them Death of My Brother Abel, Memoirs of an Anti-Semite (published by NYRB Classics), and the memoir The Snows of Yesteryear: Portraits for an Autobiography.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland, in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, and Eclipse. Banville’s novel The Sea was awarded the 2005 Man Booker Prize. On occasion he writes under the pen name Benjamin Black.

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Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

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