The Burning of the World

The Burning of the World

A Memoir of 1914

Book - 2014
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"Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of World War I , an NYRB Classics Original. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world. Recently discovered among private papers and published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a deeply moving addition to the literature of the terrible war that defined the shape of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781590178096
Branch Call Number: 940.41343 Z757b 2014
Characteristics: xxi, 155 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Zombory-Moldovan, Peter


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Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován wrote this haunting memoir about the end of a way of life.

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Jan 13, 2016

Memoir from Hungarian artist and officer. It was interesting to read about first days of war from Hungarian point of view.


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