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Genius and Discovery

Five Historical Miniatures

Genius and Discovery( )
Author: Zweig, Stefan
Translator: Bell, Anthea
ISBN:978-1-78227-275-5
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Imprint:Pushkin Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

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...
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Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: History / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.6 x 7.4 x 0.6 Inches
Book Weight:0.4 Pounds
Author Biography
Zweig, Stefan (Author)
Anthea Bell was born in Suffolk, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and works as a translator, primarily from German and French. Her translations include works of non-fiction, literary and popular fiction, and books for young people including classic German works by the Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Wilhelm Hauff and Christian Morgenstern.

She has been the recipient of a number of translation prizes and awards including the 1987 Schlegel-Tieck Award for Hans Berman's The Stone and the Flute, the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation for Christine Nöstlinger's A Dog's Life, the 2002 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize for her translation of W.G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz, and the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize in 2009 for How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone.

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