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The Post-Office Girl (New York Review Books Classics) - Community Reviews back

by Stefan Zweig
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Merle
Merle rated it 5 years ago
This is an odd novel, which makes sense, since it was left unfinished at the author’s death. It is a blistering look at economic inequality, set in Austria after WWI and examined through the stories of characters whose circumstances appear to prevent them from ever getting ahead.Christine is a young...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it 5 years ago
“Happiness can reach a pitch so great that any further happiness can’t be felt. Pain, despair, humiliation, disgust, and gear are no different.”What a beautifully dark and heart-wrenching tale this was! Like other Stefan Zweig novels that i have read even this had a strange impact on me. I felt rest...
The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel rated it 10 years ago
'The Post-Office Girl' has been my commuting book over the last two weeks. Hence, I read this novel at intervals from 7.30 to 8.30 AM and from 5.30 to 6.30 PM stuck in the upper deck of buses packed with people coughing, listening to music, talking at their cellphones, playing online games and talki...
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it 11 years ago
I first came across Zweig after watching the film, Letter from an Unknown Woman starring Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan, which is based upon his short story of the same name. The story intrigued me and I wanted to explore more of his work. I am so glad I did. There is a real natural quality to Zwei...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it 14 years ago
A bit slow to progress, and the two parts of the book are vastly different. At first, I was glad for the main character's luck in visiting her aunt and uncle, and hoped something more would come of it. The rest just depressed me.
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