NYRB Classics: August 2014
Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War
An NYRB Classics Original
The budding young Hungarian artist B la Zombory-Moldov n was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world.
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