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I admired The World of Yesterday tremendously, a vivid and thoughtful portrait of European culture in all of its richness and energy from the late eighteenth century until the war... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bruce Henricksen
It is the kind of writing that makes it very clear to the reader exactly what idea and emotions the author had in mind and wanted to get across.
Is anticipation of fulfillment more fulfilling than the imminent achievement thereof? What happens when reality cannot meet the pent up expectations of profound love? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Otten
Ludwig begins a passionate affair with the wife of his employer but is relocated shortly after by the company to work in Mexico for two years. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sam Quixote
A European friend told me that Stefan Zweig was a well-known author. Since my very literary book club members and I had never come across his work, we read this book for our... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Diana Rich
An ambitious young man, Ludwig, accepts an offer from his boss for a two year project in a foreign country in order to purchase and operate for the company a mineral deposit. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Luc REYNAERT
This mercifully short self-indulgent piece of melodrama is over the top. Although the opening sentences promise a mature love story, what's delivered is a hand-wringing piece of... Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by John Sollami
Stefan Zweig's fame rests largely on his autobiography, "The World of Yesterday," his novella "Chess Story," and his novel "Beware of Pity. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Yaakov Ben Shalom