'When I am on a journey, all ties suddenly fall away. I feel myself quite unburdened, disconnected, free - There is something
in it marvellously uplifting and invigorating. Whole past epochs suddenly return: nothing is lost, everything still full of
inception, enticement.' Hesperus Press is delighted to present the first English translation of Zweig's writings on his travels
in Europe. Representing a lifetime's observations, this collection can be dipped into or savoured at length, and paints a
rich and sensitive picture of Europe before the Second World War. For the insatiably curious Zweig, travel was both a necessary
cultural education and a personal balm for the depression he experienced when rooted in one place for too long. He spent much
of his life weaving between the countries of Central Europe, visiting authors and friends, exploring the continent in the
heyday of international rail travel.