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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 2014

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. 364 more words

Comedy

Notebook

And so I hope at least to be able to fulfil one of the chief conditions of any fair portrayal of an era; namely honesty and impartiality.

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History

An unexpected tale from Stefan Zweig

Back in the summer of 2015 I was fortunate to stumble on a pair of lovely Pushkin Collection volumes of Stefan Zweig stories – “The Governess and other stories” and “Wondrak and other stories”. 558 more words

Review: Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig

I received a review copy of this title from Pushkin Press via Netgalley.  This novella was published in the original German in 1925 and this English version has been translated by Anthea Bell. 1,086 more words

Classics

Burning Secret by Stefan Zweig (tr. Anthea Bell)

Last summer I read Stefan Zweig’s 1938 novel, Beware of Pity. It was a book group choice, one that gave rise to a really interesting debate about the moral dilemma at the centre of the story: should we tell the truth and risk crushing a vulnerable person’s spirit, or is it better to go with the flow in the hope of keeping their dreams alive? 1,463 more words

Book Reviews

National Library of Israel acquires correspondence of Stefan Zweig with Hans Rosenkranz

The National Library of Israel has recently acquired twelve years of correspondence sent by Stefan Zweig to then-aspiring author Hans Rosenkranz between 1921 and 1933. Comprising 26 letters and six postcards, the materials elucidate Zweig’s role (repeated many times during his life) as mentor to the younger Rosenkranz (1905-1956). 93 more words

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