9781681370743-1681370743-The Farm in the Green Mountains (NYRB Classics)

The Farm in the Green Mountains (NYRB Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781681370743
ISBN-10: 1681370743
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Herdan-Zuckmayer, Alice
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781681370743
ISBN-10: 1681370743
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Herdan-Zuckmayer, Alice
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Herdan-Zuckmayer, Alice wrote The Farm in the Green Mountains (NYRB Classics) comprising 256 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1681370743 and 9781681370743. Since then The Farm in the Green Mountains (NYRB Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Farm in the Green Mountains is a story of a refugee family finding its true home—thousands of miles from its homeland.

Alice and Carl Zuckmayer lived at the center of Weimar era Berlin. She was a former actor turned medical student, he was a playwright, and their circle of friends included Stefan Zweig, Alma Mahler, and Bertolt Brecht. But then the Nazis took over and Carl’s most recent success, a play satirizing German militarism, impressed them in all the wrong ways. The couple and their two daughters were forced to flee, first to Austria, then to Switzerland, and finally to the United States. Los Angeles didn’t suit them, neither did New York, but a chance stroll in the Vermont woods led them to Backwoods Farm and the eighteenth-century farmhouse where they would spend the next five years. In Europe, the Zuckmayers were accustomed to servants; in Vermont, they found themselves building chicken coops, refereeing fights between fractious ducks, and caring for temperamental water pipes “like babies.” But in spite of the endless work and the brutal, depressing winters, Alice found that in America she had at last discovered her “native land.” This generous, surprising, and witty memoir, a best seller in postwar Germany, has all the charm of an unlikely romantic comedy.
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