|05-22-2014, 12:23 AM||#1|
Innsmouth Swim Team
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Miskatonic U
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I've never heard of him before but watching Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel has me interested in reading Stefan Zweig.
Has anyone here read anything by him? Where should I start?
|05-22-2014, 02:13 AM||#2|
musings and rambling
Join Date: Nov 2007
Well, there is lots and lots of fine stuff to choose from.
For a short start in the area of fiction have a look at The Royal Game or Chess Story (Original: Schachnovelle; Buenos Aires, 1942).
If you are more into biographies and texts on historical matters, try Joseph Fouché, 1929 (Original: Joseph Fouché. Bildnis eines politischen Menschen) or Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles or The Queen of Scots, 1935 (Original: Maria Stuart).
|05-22-2014, 08:48 AM||#4|
o saeclum infacetum
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
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The Literary Book Club read Chess Story a year ago; the discussion is here.
I'd recommend his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, which is particularly relevant this year for its depiction of pre-Great War Vienna. I'll add that when I was a girl I read and reread his Marie Antoinette. Take that for what it's worth!
|05-22-2014, 08:42 PM||#6|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Launceston, Tasmania
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I second the suggestion of The World of Yesterday. I found it fascinating, and very moving.
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