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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 Retrospect
A True Brettauer at Heart
We Called It "School" …
"Why Don't You Go to India?"
Trials and Tribulations of a Writer
In the Hero Factory
At the Top of the Tower
The House on the Hill
Steffzweig and the Radioten
"Hounded Like a Wild Boar"
Life on the Edge
The Gathering Darkness
A World of Tomorrow?
Sources and Literature
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