(Blumen in Schnee) PDF NEW Ý Gregor von Rezzori


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Free download Blumen in Schnee ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Gregor von Rezzori Gregor von Rezzori ☆ 6 Free download Tructively obsessed with her children’s health and breeding; his father a flinty reactionary whose only real love was hunting; his haughty older sister fated to die before thirty; his earthy nursemaid who introduced Rezzori to the power of storytelling and the inevitability of death; and a beloved governess Bunchy Telling their stories Rezzori tells his own holding his early life to the light like a crystal until it shines for us with a prismatic brillianc. There are plenty of good books which you gulp down and then forget And there are those rare excellent books which are made and meant to stay so that you choose to take your time to read them The Snows of Yesteryear belongs to the latterI m not an avid reader of self biographies but I m always glad to read one of them when the name of the writer justifies it which is to say when the author did something in literature ok I reckon how Open by Andre Agassi doesn t uite belong hereNow Speak Memory by Vladimir Nabokov and Witold Gombrowicz s Polish Memories are both superb books On the same subject I ve reasons to believe that I will enjoy those three self biographic volumes by Canetti as soon as I have enough time to dig into themThe thing is Gregor von Rezzori did a better job than Nabokov and Gombrowicz in writing about his childhood Mark my wordsOne of the chief reasons why I liked The Snows of Yesteryear so much is that von Rezzori doesn t focus on himself as much as Nabokov uite obviously and Gombrowicz did That and the fact that the author chose to select his memories very carefully thus giving the book a very distinctive frame were beautiful writing goes straight to the point and every unexpected detour does lead to a specific episode The Snows of Yesteryear is shaped by people spiced up by places and smells of history Von Rezzori here baked a delicious madeleine which brings back to life the five most important characters of his childhood his mother father sister wet nurse and governess Whereas it s the opening poignant lines of the chapter dedicated to his sister which cannot left anyone untouched I believe that von Rezzori is particularly masterful when writing about his savage wet nurse Cassandra and on his teachergoverness Mrs Strauss also known as BunchyThere you have an oddity The emotional detachment von Rezzori felt for his long bygone mother and father when he wrote this book as an elderly man is less noticeable when the author remembers about Cassandra and Bunchy As a matter of fact these two women did have a deeper influence on the future novelist s early life than his parents who were either overworried about him or hopelessly distant At a first glance Gregor von Rezzori certainly had a privileged childhood Son of a rich man of distant Italian origins but who praised his Germanness and a proud servant of a collapsing Habsburg Empire von Rezzori grew up in a world of country houses city mansions and holidays in spa towns or by the Carinthian lakes His mum was a fashionable woman ruling over a half dozen servants while his father was a dedicated hunter who enjoyed conversating in Latin and accidentally despised the JewsAnd yet the von Rezzoris didn t fit the usual Belle Epoue picture of an uptown bourgeois Austro Hungarian family giving parties going to the opera blaming the Versailles Treaty and alas flirting with antisemitism Living in multicultural but troubled Bukovina the family was forced to leave their home and belongings behind than once during young Gregor s childhood Suffice is to say that in the short span of thirty years von Rezzori s hometown of Czernowitz passed from Austria to Romania to Soviet Union only to become an Ukrainian city back in 1991 under the current name of Chernivtsi The Snows of Yesteryear is much than family history and an elderly novelist reminiscing on his childhood it s a document of extraordinary importance to understand why a single town could bear six different names Czernowitz Chernivtsi Chernovtsy Cernauti Czerniowce and Czernopol

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Free download Blumen in Schnee ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Gregor von Rezzori Gregor von Rezzori ☆ 6 Free download The Snows Of Yesteryear is an uncompromising account of Gregor von Rezzori's aristocratic childhood in Romania in the days before World War IIHe was born in Czernowitz a one time provincial capital of the Austro Hungarian Empire that was later to be absorbed successively into Romania the USSR and the Ukraine a town that was everywhere and nowhere with a population of astonishing diversity Growing up after World War I and the collapse of the empire Rezzori li. Using an elegantly lyrical and allusive prose Gregor von Rezzori has written a memorable autobiography focusing on the five people that helped shape and mould his life growing up into the Austro Hungarian aristocratic class before seeing his family reduced to nomadic refugees by WW I He and his family became Romanian and Soviet citizens and following a period of being stateless Austrains Despite his parents marital break up and the occupation of his native duchy Bukovina by Romania in 1919 and by Russia in 1940 his family lived under the illusion of pseudo feudal grandeur In this intense group portrait the author opens his heart on the good and the bad moments during a period of great change in Europe His overprotective proud mother a woman of lifelong rancor was a mismatch for his cheerful voluble father an architect and big hunting enthusiast set in his rigid ways and pathological prejudices Cassandra his nanny a peasant woman who wore exotic garb kept up his spirits with clownish pranks We also meet Bunchy his worldly German governess and his sister with whom Rezzori had a deep sibling rivalry throughout childhood but whose death at age just 22 clearly haunts him dearly Rezzori was born on his mother s estate in Bukovina in 1914 Bukovina was Austrian in those days Romanian after the First World War and Russian after the second The Rezzori family were minor Austrian gentry administering the outposts of the empire There was Italian blood on the father s side and Romanian Greek and Irish on the mother s Rezzori is very much concerned with blood and racial inheritance in this book The concern itself appears to be an inheritance his father was steeped in late 19th century Greater German ideology He was also unuestioningly anti semitic Rezzori deplores such attitudes but he can never leave them alone they are an ingredient in the fuel he runs on Starting the memoir as a boyhood in Czernowitz a city that in the course of the twentieth century was variously located in the Austro Hungarian Empire Romania the Soviet Union and today s Ukraine you get a sense of stability But there is a looming sensation of irretrievable loss and dislocation with images of beauty and destruction becoming central themes in his intimate story of the disappearance and re emergence of his country The building blocks of Nazism start to slowly crawl out from the cracks which at this time no one could have foreseen just what was around the corner Splitting those closest to him into different parts of Europe But predominantly most of his story revolves around his younger days as a child and this is where he really does shine as an autobiographer Bringing back a lost time like it was yesterdayAlthough infused with a feeling of dislocation von Rezzori s recollections are at the same time intensely rooted in the city s streets and suares its sounds and smells in the landscapes that surrounded it and in its rich mixture of peoples and cultures He doesn t write chronology but instead skips back and forth in different decades but it s the the gradual crumbling of the world of Austria Hungary that manifested itself in the anxieties that filled his boyhood memories His parents reduced from social cultural and political elites to relics of the old order Gregor s mother for example seeks to uphold her family s elite stature even as its social foundations disappear She does so by uarantining her son in the house and garden thereby protecting him from the contamination that was sure to result from play with other children or from venturing out into the world beyond the yard fence His father whose pension vanishes with the Austrian state retreats to live and hunt among Transylvanian Saxons a German speaking minority in Romania s northI found this to be an intensely moving portrait brushed with strokes of a profound transparency and tenderness a vigilant eye for nuances of love and indifference language landscape and class behavior It s written without a single slack sentence in sight textured like a fine silk all the way through The Snows of Yesteryear leads the reader into a world now irretrievably lost where Rezzori colours in the blanks with a vivid personal history done with such brilliance and reassured heartening self confidence

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Free download Blumen in Schnee ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Gregor von Rezzori Gregor von Rezzori ☆ 6 Free download Ved in a twilit world suspended between the formalities of the old nineteenth century order which had shaped his aristocratic parents and the innovations uncertainties and raw terror of the new century The haunted atmosphere of this dying world is beautifully rendered in the pages of The Snows of Yesteryear The book is a series of portraits amused fond sometimes appalling of Rezzori’s family his hysterical and histrionic mother disappointed by marriage des. This memoir gives us Rezzori s childhood through his descriptions of 5 people His mother a crazy neurotic woman who never really grew up his father a Trump like bigoted narcissist who thought of nothing but his own needs his sister 4 years older a very self assured person who died at the age of 22 and his two most important influences Cassandra a peasant woman who cared for him as a very young child and Bunchy a teachergoverness who came into their lives at just the right time His love for these two women shines on every page His family not so much This all took place between the two World Wars in Austro Hungary when the family was essentially displaced Beautifully written


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    (Blumen in Schnee) PDF NEW Ý Gregor von Rezzori Using an elegantly lyrical and allusive prose Gregor von Rezzori has written a memorable autobiography focusing on the five people that helped shape and mould his life growing up into the Austro Hungarian aristocratic class before seeing his family reduced to nomadic refugees by WW I He and his family became Romanian and Soviet citizens and following a period of being stateless Austrains Despite his parents' marital break up and the occu

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    (Blumen in Schnee) PDF NEW Ý Gregor von Rezzori Gregor von Rezzori ☆ 6 Free download characters ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Gregor von Rezzori There are plenty of good books which you gulp down and then forget And there are those rare excellent books which are made and meant to stay so that you choose to take your time to read them 'The Snows of Yesteryear' belongs to the latterI'm not an avid reader of self biographies but I'm always glad to read one of them when the na

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    review Blumen in Schnee (Blumen in Schnee) PDF NEW Ý Gregor von Rezzori Among the many memoirs I have read this is one of the most beautiful and meaningful Gregor Von Rezzori has uncanny ability to create beautiful metaphors that convey a sense of both place and history It is this that sets his memoir apart from the others The memoir is subtitled portraits for an autobiography Thus

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