Decisive Moments in History. Twelve Historical Miniatures

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[1999]: Ariadne Press, Riverside, CA

Decisive Moments in History. Twelve Historical Miniatures [Sternstunden der Menschheit. Zwölf historische Miniaturen]. Translated with an afterword by Lowell A. Bangerter. Cover design by George McGinnis. 253p. [Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought. Translation Series]

Contents

[1].
Foreword [Vorwort. Stefan Zweig], pp. (5)-6
[2].
Flight into Immortality. The Discovery of the Pacific Ocean, September 25, 1513 [Flucht in die Unsterblichkeit. Die Entdeckung des Pazifischen Ozeans, 25. September 1513], pp. (7)-31
[3].
The Conquest of Byzantium, May 29, 1453 [Die Eroberung von Byzanz, 29. Mai 1453], pp. (33)-59
[4].
George Frederick Handel’s Resurrection, August 21, 1741 [Georg Friedrich Händels Auferstehung, 21. August 1741], pp. (61)-83
[5].
The Genius of One Night. "La Marseillaise", April 25, 1792 [Das Genie einer Nacht. "Die Marseillaise", 25. April 1792], pp. (85)-101
[6].
The World Minute of Waterloo. Napoleon, June 18, 1815 [Die Weltminute von Waterloo. Napoleon, 18. Juni 1815], pp. (103)-118
[7].
The Marienbad Elegy. Goethe between Karlsbad and Weimar, September 5, 1823 [Die Marienbader Elegie. Goethe zwischen Karlsbad und Weimar, 5. September 1823], pp. (119)-129
[8].
The Discovery of El Dorado. J. A. Sutter, California, January 1848 [Die Entdeckung Eldorados. J. A. Sutter, Kalifornien, Januar 1848], pp. (131)-141
[9].
Heroic Moment. Dostoyevsky, St. Petersburg, Semenovsk Square, December 22, 1849 [Heroischer Augenblick. Dostojewski, Petersburg, Semenowskplatz, 22. Dezember 1849], pp. (143)-151
[10].
The First Word to Cross the Ocean. Cyrus W. Field, July 28, 1858 [Das erste Wort über den Ozean. Cyrus W. Field, 28. Juli 1858], pp. (153)-174
[11].
Escape to God. An Epilogue to Leo Tolstoy's Unfinished Drama "And the Light Shines in the Darkness", The End of October 1910 [Die Flucht zu Gott. Ende Oktober 1910. Ein Epilog zu Leo Tolstois unvollendetem Drama "Und das Licht scheinet in der Finsternis"], pp. (175)-214
[12].
The Battle for the South Pole. Captain Scott, Ninetieth Parallel, January 6 [=16], 1912 [Der Kampf um den Südpol. Kapitän Scott. 90. Breitengrad, 16. Januar 1912], pp. (215)-233
[13].
The Sealed Train. Lenin, April 9, 1917 [Der versiegelte Zug. Lenin, 9. April 1917], pp. (235)-247
[14].
Afterword [Lowell A. Bangerter], pp. (249)-253
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