The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 (New York Review Books Classics)

The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 (New York Review Books Classics)

Bela Zombory-Moldovan

Language: English

Pages: 184

ISBN: 1590178092

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War
 
An NYRB Classics Original
 
The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován 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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