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Might Have Read This have read this at least 5 years ago I can still go back to some of the characters and stories in it Zweig s descriptions are vivid images so much so that I feel like this book is somewhere I ve been to rather than something s I ve readPowerful If you re into stuff like this you can read the full reviewFluency and Rhythm The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig by Stefan Zweig Anthea Bell TransWhat an amazing collection of short stories this is There are ten stories in all ach based on a moment when history turns on the action of an individual or Tempting Fate event The book I read after SS was Chess Story which is a short story thatased me into his uniue style of storytelling the anticipation the angst that he conveys so wellWe are told of poor Grouchy s insistence in sticking to the mandate from Napoleon attempting to head off the Prussians whilst hearing the cannons of the battlefield in Waterloo in the distance Stefan Zweig was an Austrian writer who published many short stories multiple biographies and historical text and several plays and by the 1930 s became the world s most translated author His incredible popularity was cut short by Adolf Hitler s rise to power As a pacifist and internationalist Zweig was deeply opposed to Nazism and left his native Austria for England where he met his second wife Lotte Attman As Hitler s troops successfully advanced westward the Zweigs crossed the Atlantic Ocean and arrived in New York City where they lived and traveled before settling down in Petr polis a mountain town in southeastern Brazil Petr polis was to be their last residence on February 23 in 1942 "feeling that he had no country and strength to live in world filled with Nazism and intolerance Zweig committed "that he had no country and strength to live in world filled with Nazism and intolerance Zweig committed together with his wife Their bodies were found holding handsAlthough one time Zweig njoyed intentional popularity nvied by most other authors in contemporary times his work has been largely slipping out of print and into oblivion in the English speaking world Several publishing houses have been trying to combat this trend and resurrect interest in Zweig and his work The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig by Pushkin Press is perhaps the most comprehensive single collection of his sh. D mpathy Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained these stories present a master at work at the top of his form Perfectly paced and brimm. .
Writing by a master storyteller Writing that takes concentration and a love for the power of language A piece of literary genius What a book So amazing Either I ve come late to the work of Stefan Zweig or his work has come late to me Long ago during the 1980 s when I did my literature degree and in the years around it I assiduously tried to work my way through the classics In about 1990 I thought job
at least far as I was ver going to and since then I ve mainly read non fiction and when I ve delved into fiction it has Apocalyptic Cartography either been to read something new or to re read something old that I loved Meanwhile Zweig aided by some new and judging by thisrather good translations has nudged his wa So many feelings felt so many roller coastersxperienced I ll be contemplating this collection of vocative and demanding short stories for some time Somehow the author manages to create a wide array of main characters both male and female in an astounding variety of plots and circumstances managing to invest you nough A masterful collection of short stories that cover people s A Bride for McCain experiences in a smorgasbord selection of settings Published over 50 years there are dark tales black humour kindness sadness rich people poor people persecuted races male and female narrators various time periods and various locales Love loss and the power ofmpathy predominate A truly wonderful set of stories I consider him a master of short poetic novelsPersonal favorites Letter from an unknown woman and Amok There s a beautifully unhip Swiss restaurant I like to go to where the crowd is old and gin blossomed and still chain smoking where I come home reeking of Vacherin cheese and unpronounceable Alpine liueurs ready to dream of chanterelle mushrooms and Chasselas wine and I imagine myself nodding my pauletted majordomo on the shore of a Tyrolean lake as the uartet "Strikes Up A Strauss "up Strauss and I m unsure whether to ask Baroness Therese or Countess Giulietta to join me in the waltzErgo my love of Stefan Zweig Each story possesses at least some form of absolute wonder and Amok stands out as some of his finest work a miniature novel on par with Chess Story And all are stories made poignant by the way their world was destroyed along with Zweig himself I rarely remembe. 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 vivi.done at least