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Journeys | Stefan Zweig
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A collection of the great writer's observations, made during his travels across the Europe he loved so much When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free - There is something in it marvellously uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly return: nothing is lost, everything still full of inception, enticement. For the insatiably curious and ardent Europhile Stefan Zweig, travel was both a necessary cultural education and a personal balm for the depression he experienced when rooted in one place for too long. He spent much of his life weaving between the countries of Europe, visiting authors and friends, exploring the continent in the heyday of international rail travel. Comprising a lifetime's observations on Zweig's travels in Europe, this collection can be dipped into or savoured at length, and paints a rich and sensitive picture of Europe before the Second World War.
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I loved these travel essays. Beautifully written & translated. Zweig was an open-minded, curious traveller. He describes people & landscapes with compassion - you sense his love for Seville, & the understated beauty of Hyde Park. His observations of the first package tours are fascinating (& still relevant today) and the history of places such as Avignon is interesting & told simply with his light touch.

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