The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 (Paperback)

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Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War
An NYRB Classics Original
The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian 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.
Published here for the first time in any language, this extraordinary reminiscence is a powerful addition to the literature of the war that defined the shape of the twentieth century.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781590178096
ISBN-10: 1590178092
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Pages: 184
Language: English