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Stefan Zweig in ‘The New Yorker’

Stefan Zweig

If you’d like to know more about the great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, read Leo Carey’s “A Critic At Large” column in the August 27 issue of The New Yorker (subscription required).

NYRB Classics is publisher of five of Zweig’s works: the novellas Chess Story, Journey Into the Past, and Confusion; his only full length novel, Beware of Pity; and his unfinished novel, The Post-Office Girl.

During the 1930s, Zweig was one of the best-selling writers in Europe, and was among the most translated German-language writers before World War II. With the rise of Nazism, he moved from Salzburg to London (taking British citizenship), to New York, and finally to Brazil, where he committed suicide with his wife.