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  1. Joachim Stoop Joachim Stoop says:

    Only 44 ratings This is a joke right I assume thousands of people have read this beauty, but kept it as hidden as their best kept secret Diamonds in a hidden shelf.I was already a Zweig fan, but this collection by Pushkin Press not only confirmed but even fortified my admiration Book lovers of all countries unite Not only book lovers but also history lovers, peacekeepers, fuck it people in general, should read this It shows once again that history and factual anecdotes can be grande Only 44 ratings This is a joke right I assume thousands of people have read this beauty, but kept it as hidden as their best kept secret Diamonds in a hidden shelf.I was already a Zweig fan, but this collection by Pushkin Press not only confirmed but even fortified my admiration Book lovers of all countries unite Not only book lovers but also history lovers, peacekeepers, fuck it people in general, should read this It shows once again that history and factual anecdotes can be grander and greater and crazier than fiction In an insightfull, fresh compelling way Zweig tells 10 history defining stories who were strangely marked or altered by one decision, pure un luck or weird coincidence It leaves the reader wondering what would have happened if Byzantium remained Christian, if Napoleon have had a different admiral, if President Wilson could have pushed his eternal peace ideology somein EuropeIt s like reading about Newton s apple or Franz Ferdinand s bullet But it s also as magical and thought provoking as reading Borges, Calvino or Millhauser, but then real, true, our history.I would almost start a crusade for this book


  2. E. G. E. G. says:

    Foreword Flight into Immortality The Discovery of the Pacific Ocean, 25 September 1513 The Conquest of Byzantium, 29 May 1453 The Resurrection of George Frideric Handel, 21 August 1741 The Genius of a Night The Marseillaise, 25 April 1792 The Field of Waterloo Napoleon, 18 June 1815 The Discovery of El Dorado J.A Sutter, California, January 1848 The First Word to Cross the Ocean Cyrus W Field, 28 July 1858 The Race to Reach the South Pole Captain Scott, 90 Degrees Latitude, 16 Ja Foreword Flight into Immortality The Discovery of the Pacific Ocean, 25 September 1513 The Conquest of Byzantium, 29 May 1453 The Resurrection of George Frideric Handel, 21 August 1741 The Genius of a Night The Marseillaise, 25 April 1792 The Field of Waterloo Napoleon, 18 June 1815 The Discovery of El Dorado J.A Sutter, California, January 1848 The First Word to Cross the Ocean Cyrus W Field, 28 July 1858 The Race to Reach the South Pole Captain Scott, 90 Degrees Latitude, 16 January 1912 The Sealed Train Lenin, 9 April 1917 Wilson s Failure The Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919


  3. Simona Bartolotta Simona Bartolotta says:

    The first two pieces, the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the fall of Bysantium, had me bewitched I read the first in line to embark a plane and the second on a beach in my beloved Sicily, both right after a grueling exam session, so part of my enthusiasm might be due to the fact that it had been way too long since I had taken a couple of hours just to read a book that had nothing to do with school But I found both these accounts extremely moving and skillfully told What caught me was not The first two pieces, the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the fall of Bysantium, had me bewitched I read the first in line to embark a plane and the second on a beach in my beloved Sicily, both right after a grueling exam session, so part of my enthusiasm might be due to the fact that it had been way too long since I had taken a couple of hours just to read a book that had nothing to do with school But I found both these accounts extremely moving and skillfully told What caught me was not just the form, the style, but rather the content, and the rightness I felt in the choice, on Zweig s part, of these two moments as stellar hours of human history Actually, in all honesty, the choice of the discovery of the Pacific ocean baffled me a little at first I believe I had subconsciously interpreted the title as moments when men s decisions were critical in the shaping of the course of history My guess is this happened because I read the book in Italian, and the Italian title reads Momenti fatali, meaning moments ruled by fate and or decisive for the future, as the English title recites The overlapping of these two meanings in Italian had me think this collection would include accounts of events where things could have gone very very differently, had it not been for one silly twist of fate or one single decision or lack thereof of a single man And in some cases, this supposition of mine proved to be right, as in the Waterloo story about Grouchy s indecisiveness, or the Bysantium story and the Kerkaporta inexplicably left unprotected But the discovery of the Pacific baffled me, as I said It would have been discovered, sooner or later, wouldn t it Why was itfatale, fateful And then I worked it out in my head it wasn t the moments per se, but rather the men who carried these moments out.I find it interesting that Zweig cites no historical sources whatsoever This apparent lack of bibliography is what might be argued to place Decisive Moments in the realm of metahistory How do we know how Balboa felt when he lay his eyes, first of the Westerners, on the Pacific ocean Zweig reconstructs precisely this, the mind of the man In doing so, however, in presenting historical moments in such a fictionalized and subjectivistic mode, he also gives way to his own personal bias The result is often an overly dramatic and excessively romanticized account where spontaneous genius rules true art, ambition can t lead but to ruin, and it s amoral to admire cunning but ruthless men The utter absence of women is another problem altogether, but we ll let it pass since the book dates back to 90 years ago The collection also includes portraits of various artists Handel, Goethe, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and I think these are the weakest pieces of the volume I profoundly disagree with Zweig s Sainte Beuverian view of arts, meaning I cannot relate to his account on the composition of Goethe s Marienbad Elegy, even though the core facts are of course true Toltoy s piece was certainly creative, formally speaking, but so cloying, so partial on telling instead of showing and I won t accept the theatrical form as a justification for this that I couldn t help skipping a couple of paragraphs just out of self preservation My conclusion is that I expected something different from what I actually got, and that might have distorted my perceptions a bit, but on the other hand, my tastes, especially stylistically and also ideologically my preference here is for neutrality , run in a completely different direction than what Zweig presented the reader with in his Decisive Moments Conceptually, this is a wonderful collection, but I ll grant myself the right to disagree on the modes of its realization


  4. James Hartley James Hartley says:

    My first Stefan Zweig book and there will beThis is a nice, easy read about various important episodes in history I enjoyed Lenin arriving in Russia, Balboa seeing the Pacific for the first time and Woodrow Wilson blowing a great chance to bring peace to the world after WWI All well told, erudite, illuminating and interesting.


  5. Nooilforpacifists Nooilforpacifists says:

    Before 1939, the most published writer in the world astounding, in view of the fact only two countries spoke German less astounding give Zweig was fluent in six languages not counting Latin and Greek Zweig s most famous work is The World of Yesteryear, a tale of the boom, then bust of Fin de si cle Vienna, what he thought the finest city in the world.This work is similarly romantic, while maintaining the pretense of objectivity He chooses to retell 12 moments not so much that changed hist Before 1939, the most published writer in the world astounding, in view of the fact only two countries spoke German less astounding give Zweig was fluent in six languages not counting Latin and Greek Zweig s most famous work is The World of Yesteryear, a tale of the boom, then bust of Fin de si cle Vienna, what he thought the finest city in the world.This work is similarly romantic, while maintaining the pretense of objectivity He chooses to retell 12 moments not so much that changed history, but rare and unforgettable Very much in the Whig school of history, these are jewels where one person, experienced a historical epiphany Not all of these were good for the man all are men or the world, but each were singular moments for different reasons There s a fascinating gem about Balboa a spectacular chapter on the writing of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise another on the Battle of Waterloo but not about Napoleon, Wellington or Blucher or even Ney, but on Grouchy, the Marshall delegated with keeping Blucher s Prussians in sight The three chapters on Russians are the weakest, though Zweig does an excellent job of imagining the never written ending to Tolstoy s And the Light Shines in the Darkness It is a pleasant diversion for a few hours


  6. P.E. P.E. says:

    A collection of short stories dealing with some major turning points in history, that is The World Minute of Waterloo Napoleon s defeat at the battle of Waterloo The Elegy of Marienbad Johann Wolfgang Goethe writes the Marienbad Elegy The Discovery of Eldorado An employee of John Sutter discovers gold in Nueva Helvecia, starting the California Gold Rush Heroic Moment The mock execution of Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Fight for the South Pole Robert Scott and his expedition reach t A collection of short stories dealing with some major turning points in history, that is The World Minute of Waterloo Napoleon s defeat at the battle of Waterloo The Elegy of Marienbad Johann Wolfgang Goethe writes the Marienbad Elegy The Discovery of Eldorado An employee of John Sutter discovers gold in Nueva Helvecia, starting the California Gold Rush Heroic Moment The mock execution of Fyodor Dostoyevsky The Fight for the South Pole Robert Scott and his expedition reach the South Pole to find that Roald Amundsen s team arrived first Escape to Immortality Vasco N ez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean Conquest of Byzantium Constantinople, the last remain of the Byzantine empire falls to the Ottomans Resurrection of Georg Friedrich H ndel Georg Friedrich H ndel recovers and writes The Messiah The Genius of a single Night Rouget de Lisle writes La Marsellaise The First Word Across the Ocean Cyrus W Field establishes the first trans Oceanic cable The Flight to God An additional act to Leo Tolstoy s The Light Shines in the Darkness The Sealed Train Vladimir Ilich Lenin boards a train commissioned by the Central Powers to start the Russian Revolution Un recueil de nouvelles qui portent sur quelques temps forts dans l histoire de l humanit , nomm ment La Prise de Byzance 29 mai 1453 La Fuite dans l immortalit La d couverte de l oc an Pacifique 25 septembre 1513 La R surrection de Georges Fr d ric Haendel 21 ao t 1741 Le G nie d une nuit La Marseillaise, 25 avril 1792 La Minute mondiale de Waterloo Napol on, 18 juin 1815 L l gie de Marienbad Goethe, entre Karlsbad et Weimar 5 septembre 1823 La D couverte de l Eldorado J.A Suter, Californie, janvier 1848 Instant historique Dosto evski, Saint P tersbourg, place Semenov, 22 d cembre 1849 Le Premier Mot qui traversa l oc an Cyrus W Field, 28 juillet 1858 La Fuite vers Dieu pilogue au drame inachev de L on Tolsto La lumi re luit dans les t n bres , fin octobre 1910 La Lutte pour le p le Sud Capitaine Scott, 90 de latitude sud 16 janvier 1912 Le Wagon plomb L nine, 9 avril 1917


  7. Bettie Bettie says:

    Another new release missed by grr You would think they could keep up with the industry they are in wouldn t you.Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig Another new release missed by grr You would think they could keep up with the industry they are in wouldn t you.Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig


  8. M. Sarki M. Sarki says:

    Wonderful writing Great stories I learned a lot I did not already know the details surrounding these events Glad i read this book.


  9. Franziska Franziska says:

    In my opinion by far not his best work He did better.


  10. Anna Anna says:

    I find Pushkin Press editions of Stefan Zweig impossible to resist, so when I spotted Shooting Stars in a charity shop I bought it immediately Whilst I enjoyed it, I don t think it has aged as well as the other Zweig books I ve read especially The World of Yesterday, an utterly magnificent work The ten historical miniatures are recounted in gloriously passionate style However the choice of historical highlights seems rather odd to modern eyes To be sure, it was an important moment in h I find Pushkin Press editions of Stefan Zweig impossible to resist, so when I spotted Shooting Stars in a charity shop I bought it immediately Whilst I enjoyed it, I don t think it has aged as well as the other Zweig books I ve read especially The World of Yesterday, an utterly magnificent work The ten historical miniatures are recounted in gloriously passionate style However the choice of historical highlights seems rather odd to modern eyes To be sure, it was an important moment in history when a white man first saw the Pacific Ocean from North America Not a glorious moment, though, as it began an era of appalling exploitation and genocide Likewise, celebrating the fall of Byzantium seems odd, given the terrible suffering and loss of life this produced Zweig does not treat all ten historical events as positive, rather they are momentous However his tone of wonder and celebration seems muchappropriate for some than others Thus the miniatures concerned with artistic and technological endeavour proved much easier to enjoy than those presenting moments of colonialist exploration Content aside, Zweig is a fantastic writer and throws so much emotion into these short vignettes This style of historical story telling is out of fashion yet very charming It seems extraordinary that Zweig was writing in German, given the tone reminded me so much of French Romantic fiction as it overflowed with the sublime My favourite miniatures, which would have made the whole book worth reading had the rest been abysmal, were The Resurrection of George Frideric Handel and The Genius of a Night The former actually made me cry on a train although my blood sugar was quite low at the time The latter filled my heart with joy to learn the origin of the Marseillaise I ve been emotionally invested in the French Revolution for 18 years and get a lot of enjoyment from this kind of hyperbole As if he were taking dictation from a stranger, Rouget writes down the words and the notesandhastily a storm has broken over him, such a storm as he never felt before in his limited bourgeois mind It is an exaltation, an enthusiasm that is not his own instead, a magical force concentrated into a single explosive second carries the poor dilettante 100,000 times beyond his own abilities, and flings him like a rocket up to the stars a light and radiant flame burning for the space of a second For one night, it was granted to Lieutenant Commander Rouget de Lisle to be a brother of the immortals out of the opening of the song, taken from the street and the newspapers, creative words form at his command and rise into a verse that, in its poetic expression, is as abiding as the melody is immortal Amour sacr de la patrie,Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs Libert , Libert ch rie,Combats avec tes d fenseurs If you find that a bit too much, though, this may not be the book for you I didn t appreciate this same tone being applied to rapacious invaders and colonisers, although it was interesting to learnabout them The final miniature in the collection concerns the Treaty of Versailles and establishment of the League of Nations Published in 1940, it has a regretful rather than triumphant tone Zweig argues that Woodrow Wilson had an opportunity to lead Europe into a lasting peace, but was unable to follow through The vignettes aren t explicitly Great Man history, although at times they definitely partake of it They emphasise specific individual failures as well as successes, arguing rather that in certain circumstances a man never a woman, of course steps into a role seemingly assigned by fate If it wasn t taken by them specifically, it would be by someone else Perhaps the only exception is Handel, who Zweig seems to revere as a truly unique genius Possibly also Lenin This collection is thus interesting in terms of historiography, as well as appealing for the sheer energy, skill, and enthusiasm of the writing


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Orele astrale ale omenirii.Miniaturi istorice [Reading] ➹ Orele astrale ale omenirii.Miniaturi istorice By Stefan Zweig – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Traducere din german de I M tefan Nici un artist nu este artist tot timpul, pe ntreg parcursul celor dou zeci i patru de ore ale existen ei sale zilnice tot ceea ce este esen ial, tot ceea ce este dur Traducere din german de I M tefan ale omenirii.Miniaturi MOBI í Nici un artist Orele astrale MOBI :Ú nu este artist tot timpul, pe ntreg parcursul celor dou zeci astrale ale omenirii.Miniaturi PDF Ê i patru de ore ale existen ei sale zilnice tot ceea ce este esen ial, tot ceea ce este durabil n reu itele sale se nf ptuie te n rarele momente de inspira ie Nici istoria, pe care o admir m ca pe cea mai mare poet , cea mai mare artist a tuturor timpurilor, nu este n permanen creatoare i n acest tainic atelier al lui Dumnezeu , cum o nume te Goethe cu venera ie, se petrec nespus de multe lucruri oarecare, banale, cotidiene ns uneori, a a cum n v rful paratr snetului se concentreaz electricitatea ntregii atmosfere, a a se adun , n cel mai restr ns interval de timp, o ne nchipuit bog ie de nt mpl ri Astfel de ore dramatice, n care o hot r re ce va nfrunta timpul este comprimat ntr o singur zi din calendar, ntr o singur or i adesea ntr o singur clip , ncerc s evoc aici Le am numit a a deoarece, luminoase i statornice ca a trii, dep esc n str lucire noaptea efemer Stefan ZWEIG.