Stefan Zweig





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 le
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Average rating: 4.19 · 101,199 ratings · 8,160 reviews · 558 distinct works · Similar authors
Chess Story

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4.28 avg rating — 30,980 ratings — published 1941 — 286 editions
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The World of Yesterday

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4.44 avg rating — 5,788 ratings — published 1942 — 141 editions
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Beware of Pity

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4.19 avg rating — 5,719 ratings — published 1939 — 142 editions
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Amok and Other Stories

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4.14 avg rating — 4,478 ratings — published 1922 — 34 editions
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The Post-Office Girl

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4.02 avg rating — 3,108 ratings — published 1982 — 50 editions
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Vingt-quatre heures de la v...

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Brief einer Unbekannten

4.24 avg rating — 7,974 ratings — published 1922 — 108 editions
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Marie Antoinette: The Portr...

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4.23 avg rating — 2,651 ratings — published 1932 — 123 editions
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Olağanüstü Bir Gece

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4.16 avg rating — 1,852 ratings — published 1922 — 10 editions
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La Confusion des sentiments

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4.13 avg rating — 2,791 ratings — published 1926 — 87 editions
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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

August 2016 Short Story Poll

 
  50 votes, 25.8%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 1941, 104 pages
 
  33 votes, 17.0%

 
  31 votes, 16.0%

Antigone by Sophocles, 441BC, 80 pages***
 
  24 votes, 12.4%

Meditations byMarcus Aurelius, 180, 99 pages**
 
  20 votes, 10.3%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 1923, 127 pages
 
  16 votes, 8.2%

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster, 1909, 48 pages
 
  14 votes, 7.2%

 
  6 votes, 3.1%

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