Stefan Zweig


Born
in Vienna, Austria
November 28, 1881

Died
February 22, 1942

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Stefan Zweig was one of the world's most famous writers during the 1920s and 1930s, especially in the U.S., South America, and Europe. He produced novels, plays, biographies, and journalist pieces. Among his most famous works are Beware of Pity, Letter from an Unknown Woman, and Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles. He and his second wife committed suicide in 1942.

Zweig studied in Austria, France, and Germany before settling in Salzburg in 1913. In 1934, driven into exile by the Nazis, he emigrated to England and then, in 1940, to Brazil by way of New York. Finding only growing loneliness and disillusionment in their new surroundings, he and his second wife committed suicide.

Zweig's interest in psychology and the teachings of Sigmund Freud
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Chess Story

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Amok Koşucusu

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The World of Yesterday

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Korku

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Beware of Pity

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“Time to leave now, get out of this room, go somewhere, anywhere; sharpen this feeling of happiness and freedom, stretch your limbs, fill your eyes, be awake, wider awake, vividly awake in every sense and every pore.”
Stefan Zweig, The Post-Office Girl

“Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

“The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart's history.”
Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

Polls

March 2016 Short Story Poll

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, 103 pages, 1937
 
  50 votes, 25.4%

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, 121 pages, 1922
 
  28 votes, 14.2%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  18 votes, 9.1%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 98 pages, 1941
 
  16 votes, 8.1%

The Bet by Anton Chekhov, 64 pages, 1889
 
  13 votes, 6.6%

Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages, 1936
 
  12 votes, 6.1%

To Build a Fire by Jack London, 32 pages, 1903
 
  12 votes, 6.1%

Xingu by Edith Wharton, 48 pages, 1916
 
  9 votes, 4.6%

 
  8 votes, 4.1%

 
  6 votes, 3.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.0%

 
  6 votes, 3.0%

 
  4 votes, 2.0%

 
  4 votes, 2.0%

House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories by Yasunari Kawabata, Approx. 90 pages-Title Story Only, 1960
 
  3 votes, 1.5%

Everyday Use by Alice Walker, Aprrox. 16 pages-Title Story Only, 1973
 
  2 votes, 1.0%

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