Review: The Snows of Yesteryear – Gregor Von Rezzori

Note: This is an updated version of an earlier post. I suspect this new edition of a work by Gregor Von Rezzori is going to be the first of many. For background information on the author, please see my post, Gregor Von Rezzor – an appreciation

I am very pleased that Penguin books are soon [...]

Review: The Orient Express – Gregor von Rezzori

The The Orient Express, was the last novel to be written by Gregor von Rezzori. It was published in 1992, six years before his death, and it allows his un-named narrator to reflect on his life’s journey as a wealthy business man, well into the last era of his life, as he travels the world [...]

Review: Oedipus at Stalingrad – Gregor von Rezzori

I have recently discovered the books of Gregor von Rezzori (1914-1988) and feel that I have stumbled upon a layer of gold down in the deeper mines of 20th century literature. Its just surprising that at this point in time that publishers of such authors as Stefan Zweig, Thomas Mann, Gunther Grass etc, aren’t falling [...]

Review: Memoirs of an Anti-Semite – Gregor von Rezzori

I came to read Gregor Von Rezzori through reading an article, Chronicle of Loss, by John de Falbe in Slightly Foxed magazine no. 15. As a book reviewer, it is easy to concentrate on new books to the exclusion of many excellent novels which are fast-fading from public gaze. Who for example reads Somerset Maugham, [...]