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The farm in the Green Mountains

Author: Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2017]
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Farm in the Green Mountains is the story of a family finding home--halfway across the world from their homeland. Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer and her husband, the playwright Carl Zuckmayer, lived at the heart of intellectual life in Weimar Germany, counting among their circle Stefan Zweig, Alma Mahler, and Bertolt Brecht. After Carl's work fell afoul of the Nazis, however, the couple and their two daughters were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Autobiografie
Biography
Named Person: Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer; Carl Zuckmayer; Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer; Carl Zuckmayer; Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer
ISBN: 9781681370743 1681370743
OCLC Number: 952153960
Notes: Translation of: Die Farm in den Grünen Bergen.
Description: xii, 231 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Farm in den grünen Bergen.
Responsibility: Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer ; translated from the German by Ida H. Washington and Carol E. Washington ; introduction by Elisa Albert.

Abstract:

"The Farm in the Green Mountains is the story of a family finding home--halfway across the world from their homeland. Alice Herdan-Zuckmayer and her husband, the playwright Carl Zuckmayer, lived at the heart of intellectual life in Weimar Germany, counting among their circle Stefan Zweig, Alma Mahler, and Bertolt Brecht. After Carl's work fell afoul of the Nazis, however, the couple and their two daughters were forced to flee Europe. Los Angeles didn't suit them and neither did New York, but then a chance stroll in the Vermont woods led them to Backwoods Farm, the eighteenth-century house where they would live for the next five years. In Europe, the Zuckmayers were accustomed to servants; in Vermont, they found themselves joyfully building chicken coops and refereeing fights between unruly ducks. Despite the endless work a new farm required and brutal winters that triggered bouts of melancholy, Alice discovered that in America she had found her "native land." And her generous, surprising, and witty memoir, a bestseller in postwar Germany, has all the charm of a love story with a happy ending"--

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