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The Resource The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world, George Prochnik

The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world, George Prochnik

Label
The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world
Title
The impossible exile
Title remainder
Stefan Zweig at the end of the world
Statement of responsibility
George Prochnik
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the 1930s, Stefan Zweig had become the most widely translated living author in the world. His novels, short stories, and biographies were so compelling that they became instant best sellers. Zweig was also an intellectual and a lover of all the arts, high and low. Yet after Hitler's rise to power, this celebrated writer who had dedicated so much energy to promoting international humanism plummeted, in a matter of a few years, into an increasingly isolated exile--from London to Bath to New York City, then Ossining, Rio, and finally Petropolis--where, in 1942, in a cramped bungalow, he killed himself. "The impossible exile" tells the tragic story of Zweig's extraordinary rise and fall while it also depicts, with great acumen, the gulf between the world of ideas in Europe and in America, and the consuming struggle of those forced to forsake one for the other. It also reveals how Zweig embodied, through his work, thoughts, and behavior, the end of an era--the implosion of Europe as an ideal of Western civilization
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prochnik, George
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Europe
  • Jewish authors
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Jewish authors
  • Europe
  • Exil
  • Österrikiska författare
  • Judiska författare
  • Historia
Label
The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world, George Prochnik
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-387)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
851419979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781590516126
Lccn
2013025383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 653
Other control number
40023527198
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)851419979
Label
The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world, George Prochnik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-387)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
851419979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781590516126
Lccn
2013025383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 653
Other control number
40023527198
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)851419979

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