The Snows of Yesteryear : Portraits for an Autobiography, Paperback Book

The Snows of Yesteryear : Portraits for an Autobiography Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Autobiography: literary
  • ISBN: 9780141192734



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