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Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

A fascinating masterpiece, Chess Story also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement.

The book presents a sensational plot with deep psychoanalysis. 286 more words


1. Beware of Pity, Stefan Zweig (1939)

Stefan Zweig’s longest novel Beware of Pity starts with a very nineteenth-century framing device (the book was written in 1939 and takes place before the First World War). 1,721 more words


Five Travel Books I Want To Read

In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson

“Sunburned” can mean only one country: Australia. Bill Bryson is one of the more prolific travel writers and has written about everywhere from the Appalachian Trail to Liechtenstein. 362 more words


Ostende 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft- Volker Weidermann

This book has been recently published in English as ‘Summer before the Dark’. It’s an account of the friendship between the Austrian writers Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth and the summer they spent together in 1936 in Ostend, in exile from Nazi Germany and its ever more tightening restrictions on Jews and writers. 978 more words

Fantastic Night

Read 13/03/2017-21/03/2017

Rating: 5 stars

Over on Brontë’s Page Turners not so long ago was a review of a novella by Stefan Zweig. I hadn’t heard of Zweig, but Brontë’s review made me want to read something by him. 1,533 more words

Book Review

Zweig Scholar Pardaad Chamsaz and Upcoming Events at the British Library

Pardaad Chamsaz, a twice visiting researcher to the Stefan Zweig Collection at Fredonia, is a Zweig scholar currently completing his PhD via an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships Programme between the University of Bristol and the British Library. 330 more words

Stefan Zweig

Talk: Poetics and Politics - Stefan Zweig in Taiwan

As part of the Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series at the University of Vienna I will present a chapter of my forthcoming book on the reception of Stefan Zweig in the Chinese-speaking world: 283 more words