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The World of Yesterday (Paperback): Stefan Zweig The World of Yesterday (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig; Translated by Anthea Bell
R571 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R98 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By the author who inspired Wes Anderson's 2014 film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel""

Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, "The World of Yesterday" recalls the golden age of literary Vienna--its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall.

Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zweig draws a vivid and intimate account of his life and travels through Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London, touching on the very heart of European culture. His passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the edge of extinction.

This new translation by award-winning Anthea Bell captures the spirit of Zweig's writing in arguably his most revealing work.

Schachnovelle (German, Paperback, 40th ed.): Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle (German, Paperback, 40th ed.)
Stefan Zweig
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Brazil - A Land of the Future (Paperback): Stefan Zweig Brazil - A Land of the Future (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R568 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Austrian poet, playwright, novelist, biographer, and essayist, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942), committed suicide partly in despair over the rise of the Third Reich; but in the late 1930s, Zweig traveled to Brazil and wrote about its cities, history, economy, and culture.

Montaigne (Paperback): Stefan Zweig Montaigne (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig; Translated by Will Stone 1
R259 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'He who thinks freely for himself, honours all freedom on earth.' Stefan Zweig was already an emigre-driven from a Europe torn apart by brutality and totalitarianism-when he found, in a damp cellar, a copy of Michel de Montaigne's Essais. Montaigne would become Zweig's last great occupation, helping him make sense of his own life and his obsessions-with personal freedom, with the sanctity of the individual. Through his writings on suicide, he would also, finally, lead Zweig to his death. With the intense psychological acuity and elegant prose so characteristic of Zweig's fiction, this account of Montaigne's life asks how we ought to think, and how to live. It is an intense and wonderful insight into both subject and biographer.

Die Welt von Gestern (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Die Welt von Gestern (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Chess - A Novel (Paperback): Stefan Zweig Chess - A Novel (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R131 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R22 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'... a human being, an intellectual human being who constantly bends the entire force of his mind on the ridiculous task of forcing a wooden king into the corner of a wooden board, and does it without going mad!' A group of passengers on a cruise ship challenge the world chess champion to a match. At first, they crumble, until they are helped by whispered advice from a stranger in the crowd - a man who will risk everything to win. Stefan Zweig's acclaimed novella Chess is a disturbing, intensely dramatic depiction of obsession and the price of genius.

The Post Office Girl - Stefan Zweig's Grand Hotel Novel (Paperback, Main): Stefan Zweig The Post Office Girl - Stefan Zweig's Grand Hotel Novel (Paperback, Main)
Stefan Zweig 1
R268 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R60 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The post-office girl is Christine, who looks after her ailing mother and toils in a provincial Austrian post office in the years just after the Great War. One afternoon, as she is dozing among the official forms and stamps, a telegraph arrives addressed to her. It is from her rich aunt, who lives in America and writes requesting that Christine join her and her husband in a Swiss Alpine resort. After a dizzying train ride, Christine finds herself at the top of the world, enjoying a life of privilege that she had never imagined.
But Christine's aunt drops her as abruptly as she picked her up, and soon the young woman is back at the provincial post office, consumed with disappointment and bitterness. Then she meets Ferdinand, a wounded but eloquent war veteran who is able to give voice to the disaffection of his generation. Christine's and Ferdinand's lives spiral downward, before Ferdinand comes up with a plan which will be either their salvation or their doom.
Never before published in English, this extraordinary book is an unexpected and haunting foray into noir fiction by one of the masters of the psychological novel.

Schachnovelle (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Schachnovelle (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Brennendes Geheimnis (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Brennendes Geheimnis (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Sternstunden der Menschheit (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Sternstunden der Menschheit (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Angst (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Angst (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Romain Rolland - The Man and His Work (Paperback): Eden Paul, Cedar Paul Romain Rolland - The Man and His Work (Paperback)
Eden Paul, Cedar Paul; Stefan Zweig
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Encounters And Destinies - A Farewell to Europe (Paperback): Stefan Zweig Encounters And Destinies - A Farewell to Europe (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig; Translated by Will Stone 1
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Stefan Zweig was a born eulogist. In this collection of powerful elegies, homages and personal memories, Zweig forms a richly interconnected portrait of key creative figures in the European cultural diaspora up to 1939. Many of those mourned or celebrated here cast a long spiritual shadow over Zweig's own writing life: Verhaeren, Rolland, Nietzsche, Roth, Mahler, Rilke and Freud. Zweig's farewells, souvenirs and declarations of gratitude demonstrate his ardent pan-Europeanism and rich friendships across borders. Elegant and haunting, these tributes are a monument to his reverence for the arts and his belief in the sacredness of individualism.

Brief einer Unbekannten (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Brief einer Unbekannten (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Meisternovellen (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Meisternovellen (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Impatience of the Heart (Paperback, Ed): Stefan Zweig Impatience of the Heart (Paperback, Ed)
Stefan Zweig 1
R242 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The most exciting book I have ever read ... a feverish, fascinating novel' Antony Beevor, Sunday Telegraph 'I can't take any more of your revolting merciful kindness!' Who would have thought that the great military hero Captain Hofmiller - that living monument to his own courage - would have anything burdening his soul? But when he reveals his story, it is not one of bravery but tragedy: a simple blunder at a dance from which disaster grows, ruining lives with his weak, foolish pity... Impatience of the Heart is Stefan Zweig's greatest novel, fiercely capturing human emotions in all their subtleties and extremes - while Hofmiller, his unforgettable, naive creation, misunderstands everything, resulting in his downfall. A new translation by Jonathan Katz

Romain Rolland - The Man and His Work (Paperback): Stefan Zweig Romain Rolland - The Man and His Work (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Vienna Spring - Early Novellas & Stories (Paperback): Stefan Zweig Vienna Spring - Early Novellas & Stories (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig; Translated by William Ruleman
R459 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Set in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, these early works now published in English for the first time, show that from the beginning of his literary career, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was already a master of both the short story and his favored fictional form, the novella. In the shorter pieces, the upper-class intellectual Zweig renders with sympathy some of life's outcasts: a "slow" student driven to violence; two ridiculed factory workers; and, a prostitute longing for love. Yet his keen perception and wry wit allow him to sidestep the sentimental and arrive at tender yet stark portrayals. The two novellas, "The Love of Erika Ewald" and "Scarlet Fever" follow the travails of characters closer in temperament and upbringing to Zweig's own. The first concerns a young pianist whose delicate nature interferes with her sensual fulfillment; the second, a gentle medical student struggling to adjust himself to the city's harsh realities. In these portraits, Zweig presents a theme that would figure not only in his later fiction but also in his own life as a Jewish writer in the Nazi era: the plight of highly sensitive souls in a crude and uncaring world.

The Burning Secret - Premium Edition (Paperback): Stefan Zweig The Burning Secret - Premium Edition (Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Magellan (French, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Magellan (French, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R265 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R29 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ungeduld des Herzens (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Ungeduld des Herzens (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Verwirrung der Gefuhle (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Verwirrung der Gefuhle (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Marie Stuart (French, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Marie Stuart (French, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R267 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R23 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Triumph und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam (German, Paperback): Stefan Zweig Triumph und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam (German, Paperback)
Stefan Zweig
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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