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Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig (/zwaɪɡ, swaɪɡ/; German: [tsvaɪk]; November 28, 1881 in Vienna – February 22, 1942 in Petrópolis) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world. Bio... show more



Stefan Zweig (/zwaɪɡ, swaɪɡ/; German: [tsvaɪk]; November 28, 1881 in Vienna – February 22, 1942 in Petrópolis) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world. Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by s/a [Public domain, GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: November 28, 1881
Died: February 22, 1942
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
(Original Review from the German and English editions, 2002-06-03)Someone might say that there is a danger of a kind of blinkered euphoria surrounding a writer like Zweig, the mobilising of an army of too easily won over devotees, Sunday supplement blurb believers who can recognise a compelling nove...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
(Original Review from the German and English editions, 2002-06-05)"The World of Yesterday" has its flaws - some of the scenes that Zweig claims to have witnessed, particularly around the outbreak and conclusion of the Great War seem such extraordinary coincidences as to be barely credible. And on th...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 4 years ago
All phenomena, all humanity is to be recognized only in its fiery form, only in passion.Με αφήγηση μεταγενέστερη των γεγονότων και προγραμματική διάσταση ανάμεσα στον ώριμο αφηγητή και στην εφηβική συνείδηση μέσω της οποίας προσλαμβάνονται τα γεγονότα, ο Zweig στήνει τη νουβέλα του στη βάση της σύγχ...
mybookjournal
mybookjournal rated it 4 years ago
‘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...
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion
Lagraziana's Kalliopeion rated it 5 years ago
The Great War of 1914-18 had been raging in Europe and other parts of the world for over a year, when in December 1915 the little known French writer Romain Rolland was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love o...
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