The Snows of Yesteryear

Portraits for an Autobiography

Author: Gregor Rezzori

  • Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: 06 May 2010
  • Series: Penguin Modern Classics
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The Snows of Yesteryear (1989) is Gregor von Rezzori's haunting evocation of his childhood in Czernowitz, in present-day Ukraine. Growing up after the First World War, Rezzori portrays a twilit world suspended between the dying ways of an imperial past and the terrors of the twentieth century. He recalls his volatile, boar-hunting father, his earthy nursemaid, his fragile, aristocratic mother, his adored governess and the tragic death of his beloved sister, in a luminous story of war, unrest, eccentricity, folk tales, dark forests, night flights, and what it is like to lose your home.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780141192734
  • Size: 129 x 198mm
  • Pages: 304
  • Published: 06 May 2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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