The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig Burning Secret A Chess Story Fear Confusion Journey into the Past

Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique. Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family.

The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig  Burning Secret  A Chess Story  Fear  Confusion  Journey into the Past

A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing-which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world-is clear and irresistible. Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique. Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York - a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.

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The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig: Burning Secret, A Chess Story, Fear, Confusion, Journey into the Past
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Stefan Zweig
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-05 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. To read anything by Zweig is to
The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Stefan Zweig
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-07 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

Perfectly paced and brimming with passion-twenty-two tales from a master storyteller of the twentieth century. In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig's short stories the very best and worst of human nature are captured with sharp observation, understanding and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and
Resignation and Ecstasy: The Moral Geometry of Collective Self-Destruction
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Mark P. Worrell
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-10 - Publisher: BRILL

Resignation and Ecstasy challenges critical sociology and social philosophy to theorize neoliberalism from the standpoint of a moral economy of sacred forces that both frustrates and facilitates conceptual unifications in the quest for collective solidarity.
The Governess and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Stefan Zweig
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Pushkin Press

This selection of novellas, translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell, begins with' Did He Do It?' A curious whodunit set in England, it nonetheless has the extraordinary psychological insight that typifies Zweig's best work. 'The Miracles of Life' explores the conflicting forces of belief and art, love and obsession, amidst
The Royal Game & Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 211
Authors: Stefan Zweig, Jill Sutcliffe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub

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