Ungeduld des Herzens
Publish date: February 2004
Publisher: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
Pages no: 455
Edition language: Deutsch
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Modern Classics
, German Literature
‘Beware of Pity’ by Stefan Zweig is a psychological depiction of Lieutenant Anton Hofmiller . The only mistake he does is when he asks Edith Kekesfalva, a crippled girl for a dance ‘Unknowingly’. This actually turns into a major blunder and ruins his and the girl’s entire life. Well, on the other ha...
Stefan Zweig generally cut and cut his longer stories until arriving at the essence of the tale. Beware of Pity is therefore an anomaly, one that forces me to conclude he should have written more novels.Memorable characters abound in this book that actually contains three extraordinary stories, the...
ForewordAuthor's NoteIntroduction--Beware of PityTranslator's Afterword
I like this book, but not enough to give it four stars. It's a beautiful story, but the main protagonist is a rather weak excuse for a man, who never manages to say what needs to be said, and I just can't make myself like those kinds of characters.
Beware of Pity is very good. Zweig reminded me of Thomas Hardy in this novel. Here, Zweig plays with choice and circumstance and their lasting ramifications. This is a very emotional novel. No thoughts or feelings are really hidden—character sympathies and understandings are completely exposed in an...
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