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Summer Before The Dark, Weidermann,  Volker
Summer Before The Dark
Volker Weidermann

Paperback $21.99 - Faber Factory
Biography & Memoir - Published: 25/Jan/2017 - ISBN: 9781782272977

It's the summer of 1936, and in a state of crisis the writer Stefan Zweig journeys to Ostend with his new lover, Lotte Altmann, to meet his 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 holiday, in exile, watching the world burn. In Summer Before the Dark, Weidermann lyrically recounts a pivotal time in our cultural history, 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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