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Geçmişe Yolculuk

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  2,589 ratings  ·  259 reviews
Zweig'ın 1920'li yıllarda yazdığı tahmin edilen bu novellanın el yazması ölümünden sonra oldukça geç bir tarihte, 1970'lerde gün ışığına çıkarıldı. Ve aşkın sınır tanımazlığı üzerine yazılmış en yoğun, en etkileyici metinler arasında yerini aldı. Geçmişe Yolculuk, zamana, mekâna ve değişen koşullara direnen yasak ve tutkulu bir aşkın hikâyesidir. Bu çılgın aşk önce okyanus ...more
Paperback, 56 pages
Published February 8th 2018 by Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları (first published 1976)
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Jim Fonseca
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-authors
The introduction gives the complete plot and the story is told retrospectively from the opening scene, so I’m not giving a spoiler warning.

Set in 1914 right near the outbreak of World War I, a young chemical engineer and his employer’s wife fall in love. Her elderly husband is disabled and the young man (reluctantly) agreed to move into their fancy home to be her husband’s right-hand man. I say reluctantly because he was embarrassed by his poverty – when he moved in he spent all his savings on
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jibran by: Seemita
Shelves: fiction
People may grow old, but they remain the same.

Few writers are bestowed with the gift of insight that penetrates the shadowy black holes of human psychology with remarkable economy of words and incredible acuity of expression. With Zweig, it is as though words come flying from the four winds to arrange themselves seamlessly on the blank page as he sits back with a smile to guide them with the movement of his eyes into a series of exquisitely designed proportionate lines enhanced by a succession o
Dans le vieux parc solitaire et glacé
Deux spectres cherchent le passé.

I took this journey into the past through pages of scintillating scenes, symphonic sentences, and crystal-clear character-consciousness. From cover to cover I read, pausing only to eat and care for my sick Labrador. Into the past I went, with love and war and indiscretion and despondency and life and illness and all that happens in between. Whenever a book forces me to give it my complete attention, even at the risk of ignor
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, novella

Two words. Short but Strong. Both are trend-setters, albeit of different kind. Both have their own, absolute meanings; their legion of fans swear by it. Those under their hypnotic spell can hardly belong elsewhere. Both can multiply themselves and fill the adjacent heart too, with their scents.

But are they related to each other? In any way? Are they friends? Or adversaries? Or are they family, since such striking resemblance is invariably rooted in familial ties? Is the birth of on
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-lit
Andre Aciman wrote a great introduction to this book (with spoilers). In it he lauds Zweig’s fluidity in writing:

“He never quarrelled with his tools; his tools were happy to oblige. He didn’t spend nights searching for the mot juste; the mot juste just simply came…Zweig is firm and fluent. Everything in its time, everything just right, never a false move, not one sleight of hand.”

Having just spent hours editing a report I would very much like to have been gifted with even a fraction of Zweig’s
The Resurrected Master: The Subtle Fiction of Stefan Zweig, by Paul Bailey

--Journey into the Past

Translator's Afterward, by Anthea Bell
In the old park, in ice and snow caught fast
Two spectres walk, still searching for the past.

I planned a review with all the things I didn't like and quotes to back them up. However, after contemplating these pages for awhile, I realized I couldn't. It is not Zweig's fault. I can't blame it on his writing, his idea and execution. I liked his lyrical prose and the psychological depth he gave to his characters, always haunted by their past. Past? “Nothing is lost, nothing is past” (20), he sa
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: klasikler
Hasta bünyeye bir ilaçtır Zweig. Uzun süre elime kitap alamıyor, hiç birşey okuyamıyorsam bile bir Stefan Zweig kitabı beni canlandırıp çabucak eski tempoma döndürebiliyor. Yine öyle bir durgunluk dönemime denk gelen iyi ki de okumuşum dediğim bir kısa öykü oldu Geçmişe Yolculuk.

Zweig'in yine muhteşem psikolojik analizleri eşliğinde, imkansız gibi görünen bir aşkın öyküsünü okuyoruz bu kez. Birbirlerine ilk aşık oldukları günün üzerinden tam 9 yıl geçmiş. Araya önemli bir görev, farklı ülkeler,
I watched the excellent film adaptation of this last night and it reminded me how much I loved this novella. It’s such a tender and powerful account of enduring love. Ludwig is a young engineer, an orphan, who ingratiates himself with his elderly and ailing employer until he becomes his private secretary and moves into his home. Here he falls in love with his boss’ young wife. Before anything can happen between them his boss sends him to Mexico. Then World War 1 breaks out. A novel to warm the h ...more
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, nyrb, 2015, austria
The past always comes between us, the time that has gone by.

Seize the moment or it’s lost. If you love somebody, you’ve got to tell them. Nothing lasts forever.

These are the key messages in Zweig’s compact and emotional novella. It seemed so simple at first – a brief tale of lovers pining for each other for 9 years, kept apart on separate continents by the outbreak of WWI; but it’s also about the love of and loss of country and innocence, and how “regular people’s” lives are changed irreparably
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Viaje al pasado, 1929 Stefan Zweig

Note to self: Si alguna vez sientes la necesidad de sentir, reflexionar o revivir pequeños retazos del pasado, lee Zweig.

La pasión, la personificación de los sentimientos y la maestría en la escritura constituye el aura que inevitablemente envuelve la obra de Zweig...
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Chess Story, another flowing, perfectly phrased, psychologically and historically charged, emotionally moving novella by Zwieg, this time about life before, during, and after WWI as Nazi shadows gather. About thwarted desire, great physical distance followed by insurmountable temporal distance, lives interrupted by war, the pleasures of memory over the anxieties of the present, especially when the present involves goose-stepping rows of uniformed men parading through a quiet college town, H ...more
This book is a perfect example of why I love Goodreads so much. If not for the comments and reviews of GR friends, I would never have discovered this book or the author, Stefan Zweig. He died in 1942 and this book was unknown to English readers for decades after that. It is sparse in it's telling but so beautifully written. It's the story of a love that goes to the depth of the soul, so deep that it consumes the heart and mind. But the passion is of the heart and mind only, because it is unfulfi ...more
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love books that play with memory and time; Zweig is a master in this book at portraying how our memories can create a reality of their own about the past, present and future.

The time frame of Journey Into the Past is before, during and after WWI. This is Ludwig's story, that of a smart but impoverished young man, being spotted and groomed by a leading German industrialist (The Councillor) and blossoming into a successful early adulthood. It is also the story of his relationship with The Counc
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Uzun Öykü Okuru, Avusturya Edebiyatı Okuru, Zweig Okuru, Genel Okur
""Evet" dedi adam, derin derin iç geçirerek, "ne uzun sürdü"". (s.41)

Tam 9 sene! Yaşanamayan zamana mı üzülmeli, yaşanan kısacık anlara mı sevinmeli?

Rob Dougan'ın Clubbed to Death parçası eşliğinde okuduğum bir kitap oldu bu.

Zamanın akışını izleyebilmek bir trenin penceresinden... Yıllar, yıllar ve yaşanamayan onca hikaye. Bu kitapta zamanın perdesinin arkasına bir bakış atıyoruz ve yarım kalmışlıkları hissediyoruz Zweig'in güçlü kaleminde. Mazi...

Kısacık bir kitap, dopdolu bir novella.

Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dans le vieux parc solitaire et glacé
Deux spectres cherchent le passé" που θα πει: "μεσα στο παρκο το παλιο, το χιονισμενο και μοναχικο, δυο σκιες αναζητούν το παρελθον". Αυτοι οι στιχοι του Βερλαιν λοιπον αποτυπωνουν απολυτα το θεμα του βιβλιου. 2 ψυχες που βρεθηκαν σε ευαλωτη και για τους 2 στιγμη , ερωτευτηκαν παραφορα και μετα -πριν καν σχεδον προλαβει να εκδηλωθει ο ερωτας τους -χωριζονται. Περνανε 9 χρονια για να ξαναβρεθουν και ενω τα συναισθηματα ειναι ακομη εκει και για τους 2, κατι εχ
Neli Krasimirova
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Zweig'ın bir draftını okuduk zira ölümünden sonra ortaya çıkmış bi metinde tanıyıp bildiğimiz o Zweig pek yoktu. Demek ki üzerinde biraz çalıştıktan sonra o kadar yoğun metinler ortaya çıkarıyormuş.
Zelal Ay
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Elimdeki kitapları okuyamadığım, okuyabildiğimi de sindiremediğim bir dönemler icin hep yani basımda bir Stefan Zweig bulundururum. Bu kitaba da öyle bir zamanda basladım ve beni yine yanıltmadı, yine insan ruhunu siir gibi anlatıyor, yine okurken evet evet ben de aynen böyleyim cümlesini tekrarlatıyor. Aşkın çoğu zaman temiz yüzünü gösterse de Stefan Zweig, bu temiz yüzü de en temiz haliyle gösteriyor.
Feb 27, 2018 added it
Shelves: short-stories
Zweig'ı özlemiştim, benim için hoş bir tren yolculuğu arkadaşı oldu.
Camille Stein
JACK SPENCER - World Watcher, 2009

World Watcher, 2009 / Jack Spencer Photography -

Volvía a sentirse pequeño, doblegado y vencido bajo el peso de aquel mundo presuntuoso y opulento fundado sobre el dinero; era un sirviente, un mozo, un parásito lameplatos, mobiliario humano que se puede comprar y alquilar, al que le han hurtado su propio ser.

«El tiempo no ha podido con nosotros —pensó para sus adentros— no ha podido nada contra nuestro sentimiento: nueve años desde entonces y ni siquiera el tono de su voz ha
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zweig’ın aşkı anlatma şekline bayılıyorum!! Şimdiki aşklardan, aşklarımdan utanıyorum!!!
the gift
130811: i just had to raise the rating, because i find myself still thinking about it at odd times, far too often. maybe not a book for the young, it seems to work on natural human nostalgia of the mature to their past. i can still see the horror of the nazi marchers… so sad. if this reflects his mindset, this makes his suicide more understandable.
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Φαν των ιστοριών αγάπης δεν με λες, όμως ο Τσβάιχ σε τούτη εδώ έχει ψυχογραφήσει και έχει αποδώσει με τόσο απλό και ξεκάθαρο λόγο τα συναισθήματα των ηρώων του που δεν έχω άλλη επιλογή από το να δηλώσω ξεδιάντροπα πως ναι μου άρεσε. Εξαιρετικός Τσβάιχ όπως πάντα.
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Για άλλη μια φορά θα εκφράσω την ευγνωμοσύνη μου και τη χαρά μου που εξακολουθούν να υπάρχουν καλαίσθητες εκδόσεις, πλήρεις στο αποτέλεσμα τους σαν αυτή τη νουβέλα απ’ τις εκδόσεις Printa – Ροές. Ωστόσο όμως θα διαφωνήσω λίγο ( μόνο λίγο ) στο θέμα του τίτλου. Οι γερμανικές εκδόσεις σοφά έχουν επιλέξει τον τίτλο ‘’Αντίσταση στην πραγματικότητα’’ με τον οποίο πρωτοπαρουσιάστηκε ημιτελής η νουβέλα σε συνέχειες στις εφημερίδες της εποχής. Αργότερα, μετά το θάνατο του συγγραφέα βρέθηκε το ολοκληρωμέ ...more
Mary Kaimatzoglou
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Είναι πάντα απόλαυση να διαβάζω Στέφαν Τσβάιχ!
Paloma orejuda (Pevima)
Grata sorpresa... no conocía a este autor, pero me ha enamorado con su forma de escribir. Qué bien se expresa, que bonito todo!
No me gusta el genero romántico (de hecho, lo detesto), pero esta historia me ha gustado. Quizá porque no es un amor empalagoso. El único pero... el final, me había hecho ilusiones...

Conclusión: 3,5 estrellas sobre cinco porque me ha sorprendido para bien, y porque mis expectativas eran muy bajas, y me ha encantado leerlo.
Viji  (Bookish endeavors)
A journey back to reclaim something which he always wanted,something that had been left unfinished in the past. This is the story of a man who makes that journey. With the beautiful interplay of shadows,the continuos hugging and separating,he understands that what he wants to reclaim with his old love is something that they have left long back,one can't simply blind oneself to the present and pretend to be like nothing has happened. He listens to the poem sung by his love long back and is stunne ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sen muhteşem bir detaysın Stefan..

''Hayır,bu kadın farklıydı. O,bambaşka, ihtirasa yer olmayan bir gök küreden ışık saçmaktaydı,bakir ve dokunulmazdı; öyle ki genç adamın en ateşli düşleri bile kadını soymaya cesaret edemiyordu.''
Murat G.
Apr 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kağıt-basım
Okumaya başladığımda farkettim ki bu novellayı aslında daha önce okumuştum. Kitapçı Mendel kitabında vardı. Yine de tekrar zevkle okudum.

Dünya Savaşı her ne kadar da kitabın arka planında yer alsa da ben hikayeyi savaştan tamamen bağımsız olarak değerlendirmek isterim. Aşıkların ayrı düşmelerine neden olan başka bir şey de olabilirdi.

Dolayısıyla novellanın merkezinde yer alan kendisine cevap arayan sorular şunlar:

Aşk ne kadar gerçektir? Ömrü nedir? Doğası nedir? Zaman; insanları, duyguları, aşk
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Δεν μπορώ να είμαι αντικειμενική με τον Τσβάιχ γιατί έχω δηλώσει πολλές φορές γκρούπι του! Είναι άλλη μια καταπληκτική νουβέλα ψυχογράφημα που αναλύει τον έρωτα και τα κοινωνικά στεγανά της προπολεμικής εποχής. Λατρεύω τον φαινομενικά απλοικό τρόπο που γράφει και κάνει το κείμενο να είναι διαχρονικό.
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Stefan Zweig was one of the world's most famous writers during the 1920s and 1930s, especially in the U.S., South America, and Europe. He produced novels, plays, biographies, and journalist pieces. Among his most famous works are Beware of Pity, Letter from an Unknown Woman, and Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles. He and his second wife committed suicide in 1942.

Zweig studied in Austria, France
“But love truly becomes love only when, no longer an embryo developing painfully in the darkness of the body, it ventures to confess itself with lips and breath. However hard it tries to remain a chrysalis, a time comes when the intricate tissue of the cocoon tears, and out it falls, dropping from the heights to the farthest depths, falling with redoubled force into the startled heart.” 15 likes
“He listened yet more intently to what was within him, to the past, to see whether that voice of memory truly foretelling the future would not speak to him again, revealing the present to him as well as the past.” 4 likes
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