Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

ISBN-10: 1782270035

ISBN-13: 9781782270034

Edition: 2013

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Description: Translated by Anthea Bell, this collection brings together twenty-three of Stefan Zweig's best-loved short stories, three of them translated here by Bell for the first time. Written in Zweig's typically flowing and readable style, these tales are characterized by their pacing, their psychological insightfulness, and above all, their pervading humanity. Including "Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman," "Amok," "Fantastic Night," and "Letter from an Unknown Woman," this gift edition hardback is a wonderful introduction to Zweig, or a wonderful treat for any fan of his work.Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was born in Vienna, Austria, into a wealthy Austrian Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna, and, traveling widely, was an international bestseller between the wars with a string of hugely popular novellas. In 1940 Zweig left Europe for New York, before settling in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide.

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pushkin Press, Limited
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 2.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Stefan Zweig (1881--1942) spent his youth studying philosophy and the history of literature in Vienna and belonged to a pan-European cultural circle that included Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss. In 1934, under National Socialism, Zweig fled Austria for England, where he authored several novels, short stories, and biographies. In 1941 Zweig and his second wife traveled to Brazil, where they both committed suicide. NYRB Classics published his novels "Chess Story" and "Beware of Pity," Joel Rotenberg has produced NYRB original translations for Stefan Zweig's "Chess Story" and Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "The Lord Chandos Letter,"

Anthea Bell was born in Suffolk, was educated at Somerville College, Oxford, and has worked as a translator for a number of years, primarily from German and French. Her translations include works of non-fiction, literary and popular fiction, and books for young people including classic German works by the Brothers Grimm, Clemens Brentano, Wilhelm Hauff and Christian Morgenstern. Bell has also served on the committee of the Translators` Association and the jury panel of the Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize in Great Britain. She has been the recipient of a number of translation prizes and awards, among them the 1987 Schlegel-Tieck Award for Hans Bermans The Stone and the Flute (Viking) and the first Marsh Award for Childrens Literature in Translation for Christine Nstlingers A Dogs Life (Andersen Press). Bell was selected by a five-member jury as the recipient of the 2002 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translators Prize for her exceptional translation of W.G. Sebalds novel Austerlitz, published Random House.

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