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Book Review - 'Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman'

Title: Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman
Author: Stefan Zweig (translated by Anthea Bell)
Genre: Literary Fiction
Release Date: 4th February, 2016
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Another top Zweig read: 'Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman'

Back in February, I read Pushkin Press’s beautiful new edition of ‘The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig‘ and immediately became a Zweig groupie.  The past year has only increased my enjoyment of his work; in recent months there have been times when I really felt the need for passionate and melodramatic emotional responses to the 20th century.   480 more words

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Novella degli scacchi - Stefan Zweig #StefanZweig

Zweig scrisse la novella degli scacchi nel 1941 poco prima del suo suicidio avvenuto in Brasile dove si era rifugiato per sfuggire al nazismo. Novella degli scacchi (Schachnovelle, 1941) è il suo ultimo racconto, l’autore si ispirò ai suoi ultimi giorni di vita a Petrópolis (Brasile), dove, esule, aveva quasi come unica distrazione una scacchiera. 117 more words

Stefan Zweig


I went – no, I staggered out of the room. Before I had reached the end of the dark corridor the last remnants of my strength left me, and my senses receded so that I had to steady myself by holding on to the wall. 

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Save the dates for "Zweig at Fredonia 2016" this October 3-5!

Continuing the recent surge of interest in the Austrian Jewish author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) since Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, including the premiere of an Austrian biopic selected as that country’s Oscar foreign-language submission ( 553 more words

Stefan Zweig

Six Degrees of Separation // 'Flowers in the Attic'

Six Degrees of Separation is hosted by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. It goes like this:

“On the first Saturday of every month, a book is chosen as a starting point and linked to six other books to form a chain.

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Chess Story

Chess Story (or The Royal Game) a translation of the German Schachnovelle is a novella published in 1941 by Stefan Zweig. Zweig (1881 – 1942) was born in in Vienna and received his doctorate from the University of Vienna in 1904.  1,146 more words