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Genius and Discovery
Five Historical Miniatures
By (author): Stefan Zweig Translated by: Anthea Bell
9781782272755 Hardcover English General Trade HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries Nov 14, 2017
$22.95 CAD
Active 4.6 x 7.4 x 0.6 in 160 pages Steerforth Press Pushkin Press
One of two beautifully designed hardback gift editions of Stefan Zweig’s breathlessly dramatic historical sketches, out in time for the holidays.

Millions of people in a nation are necessary for a single genius to arise, millions of tedious hours must pass before a truly historic shooting star of humanity appears in the sky.

Five vivid dramatizations of some of the most pivotal episodes in human history, from the Discovery of the Pacific to the composition of the Marseillaise, bringing the past to life in brilliant technicolor.

Included in this collection:
“Flight into Immortality”: Vasco Núñez de Balboa’s quest to be the first European to see the Pacific Ocean.
“The Resurrection of George Frederic Handel”: Handel falls into depression until a poet sends him an inspirational work.
“The Genius of a Night”: Captain Rouget writes La Marseillaise, the song which is to become the French national anthem.
“The Discovery of El Dorado”: John Sutter founds New Helvetia in western America and attempts to keep it.
“The First Word to Cross the Ocean”: Cyrus W. Field resolves to lay the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable.

The perfect gift for anyone with an interest in history.

Has never been out of print in German, selling more than two million copies.

Similar to E H Gombrich’s A Little History of the World.

Translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York—a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.

Author Residence: Brazil (deceased)

Author Hometown: Vienna, Austria

Publicity: US-based publicist to handle North American publicity

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“Gems of literary perfection. I felt I had never read such lucid, liquid prose” Simon Winchester, Telegraph

“The perfect stocking-filler for the Europhile in your life” Philosophy Football

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