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Beware of Pity: Stefan Zweig


When I was packing for my Vienna trip last week, one very important question was on my mind. What should I take to read? I always enjoy reading appropriate fiction on my travels, but it turned out that my collection of Austrian stories was rather limited. 1,006 more words


Kitap İnceleme: Korku - Stefan Zweig


Değerlendirme: 5/5 

Psikanalizin kurucusu olan Freud’un teorilerinden etkilenen önemli isimlerden biri de Stefan Zweig. Hatta kendisi için “çağımızın entelektüellerinin yapamadığını yaparak insan zihnine dair bilgi birikimimizi derinleştirip geliştirmiştir” bile demiş ve Freud’la olan konuşmalarını da hayatının “en harika entelektüel hazzı” olarak anmıştır. 518 more words


Stefan Zweig: Montaigne

The more I find out about Stefan Zweig, the more he interests me. A curious character, a relic of the Austro-Hungarian Empire out of time and place, but not in the same way as his contemporary… 215 more words


[Book Review] Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

Rating: ★★★★★

There are strong parallels between reading a novel and the game of chess: there is the author sitting on one side, playing white, the reader on the other side, playing black; instead of the chess board and chess pieces there is the novel; the author’s opening chapter is the chess player’s opening, the middle of the novel is, of course, the middle game, and the closing chapter is the end game. 697 more words

Book Review

Christmas Books 2017

I’m trying – with not a great deal of success – to cut down on the number of books I acquire, so I put rather fewer new books on my wish list this year. 218 more words

Rambling About Reading

Stefan Zweig's memoir of vanished worlds

The memoir, The World of Yesterday (Die Welt von Gestern), completed the day before his suicide by Stefan Zweig (1881-1942), does not seem to me to be leading up to suicide (with his younger, second wife, Lotte). 698 more words


Stefan Zweig's chess story

The novella Schachnovelle (which means ”The Royal Game,” a label for chess), the last fiction written by once internationally renowned and best-selling Austrian Jewish biographer and novelist Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) has been reprinted in English as… 700 more words