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Whatever strives to transcend the narrower boundaries of self, overleaping immediate personal interests to seek adventures in the dangerous realm of inquiry, is the outcome of the daemonic constituent of our being.
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Reproduction and death condition the immortal renewal of life; they condition the instant which is always new. That is why we can only have a tragic view of the enchantment of life, but that is also why tragedy is the symbol of enchantment.
Over the course of his life, Stefan Zweig was a most prolific writer, known not only for his novels and plays, but also for a wide range of historical and literary biographies. 1,173 more words
I finished this short story by Stefan Zweig this morning, and it left me feeling…weird. It is a story of isolation, mental torture, and schizophrenia, thinly veiled by the surface story of a chess master meeting his match aboard a cruise ship. 681 more words