The Snows of Yesteryear

written by Gregor von Rezzori

Penguin Books Ltd | ISBN 9780141192734

Paperback – 304 pages

Part of the Penguin Classics series.


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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.