André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Ludwig, an Austrian, is in Mexico when WWI breaks out. Unable to return home, he sets aside an unhappy love affair with the wife of his employer and builds a new life abroad. Years later he returns to Europe to find his beloved a widow. “Journey Into the Past is vintage Stefan Zweig—lucid, tender, powerful and compelling. —The Independent
This lovely book is as close as we can come to meeting Proust in person.