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The End and the Beginning: The Book of My Life

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dc.creator Gossman, Lionel (Editor)
dc.creator Zur Mühlen, Hermynia (Author) 2010 2020-02-25T15:37:16Z 2020-02-25T15:37:16Z
dc.identifier ISBN: 9781906924287
dc.identifier DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0010
dc.description First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious young woman’s struggle to achieve independence.Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Mühlen spent much of her childhood traveling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband’s estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. As well as translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children’s fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951.This revised and corrected translation of Zur Mühlen’s memoir—with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman—will appeal especially to readers interested in women’s history, World War I, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.Seven free online supplements are also provided, containing additional original material including a selection of newly translated stories by Zur Mühlen, biographical essays by Gossman and a portfolio of images.
dc.language English
dc.publisher Open Book Publishers
dc.subject World War I
dc.subject First World War
dc.subject Great War
dc.subject women's history
dc.subject memoir
dc.subject biography
dc.subject autobiography
dc.subject Germany
dc.subject European History
dc.subject German literature
dc.subject Austrian literature
dc.subject feminism
dc.subject Nazism
dc.subject Austro-Hungarian Empire
dc.title The End and the Beginning: The Book of My Life
dc.type book

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