Three Lives : A Biography of Stefan Zweig

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-05-15
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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"It will definitely be regarded as the authoritative Stefan Zweig biography in the future."-- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung This is the authorized biography of the world-famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. It includes the sort of personal detail conspicuously absent from Zweig's memoir The World of Yesterday, offering us a glimpse into the private world of this master of psychological insight. Drawing on a wealth of sources held by the Zweig estate, to which Oliver Matuschek had unique access, he recounts the eventful life of a writer spoilt by success, which changed direction under the influence of contemporary events and ended tragically in a suicide pact with his second wife Lotte. The title Three Livesrefers to the three major phases in Zweig's life--his years of apprenticeship, his years of success as a professional "working writer" in Salzburg, and finally his years of exile in Britain, the United States, and Brazil. Oliver Matuschekstudied politics and modern history, has co-authored several documentaries, and has published numerous works, most recently I Know the Magic of Writing: Catalogue and History of the Autograph Collection of Stefan Zweig(2005).

Table of Contents

Introduction Three Lives in Retrospectp. 11
p. 21
A True Brettauer at Heartp. 23
We Called It "School" …p. 37
Golden Pagesp. 49
The Observerp. 69
"Why Don't You Go to India?"p. 85
Trials and Tribulations of a Writerp. 99
Emotional Turmoilp. 113
In the Hero Factoryp. 133
At the Top of the Towerp. 155
p. 177
The House on the Hillp. 179
Steffzweig and the Radiotenp. 203
"Hounded Like a Wild Boar"p. 225
Lapsesp. 245
p. 273
Life on the Edgep. 275
The Gathering Darknessp. 303
A World of Tomorrow?p. 331
Sources and Literaturep. 357
Indexp. 373
Image Rightsp. 381
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