A reading from Stefan Zweig's The World of Yesterday, about wasted opportunities at school and how one 'sniffed out' one's own cultural touchstones in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
From Stefan Zweig's autobiography The World of Yesterday, translated by Anthea Bell.
Zweig recalls his passion for music, paintings and books. But you didn't get an arts education at school - you learnt in the real world. It's turn-of-the-century Vienna and lively times for all..
Reader Paul Ritter
Producer Duncan Minshull.