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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Average rating: 4.15 · 241,301 ratings · 20,935 reviews · 809 distinct worksSimilar authors
Chess Story

4.29 avg rating — 63,956 ratings — published 1942 — 459 editions
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Olağanüstü Bir Gece

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4.02 avg rating — 10,475 ratings — published 1922 — 82 editions
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Brief einer Unbekannten

4.15 avg rating — 21,468 ratings — published 1922 — 191 editions
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Amok Koşucusu

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4.04 avg rating — 8,422 ratings — published 1922 — 96 editions
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The World of Yesterday

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4.48 avg rating — 10,955 ratings — published 1941 — 212 editions
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Angst

4.17 avg rating — 10,318 ratings — published 1910 — 134 editions
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Beware of Pity

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4.21 avg rating — 9,310 ratings — published 1939 — 205 editions
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Amok and Other Stories

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4.16 avg rating — 6,347 ratings — published 1922 — 133 editions
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3.92 avg rating — 15,077 ratings — published 1925 — 211 editions
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The Post-Office Girl

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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

September 2015 Short Story Poll

1754, Candide by Voltaire, 94 pages
 
  35 votes, 26.5%

 
  17 votes, 12.9%

1924, A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, 84 pages
 
  15 votes, 11.4%

 
  13 votes, 9.8%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  11 votes, 8.3%

1905, The Game by Jack London, 103 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.8%

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

 
  8 votes, 6.1%

1943, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 84 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.8%

 
  4 votes, 3.0%

1955, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.3%

1971, Reunion by Fred Uhlman, 96 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

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