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The Governess and Other Stories by Stefan Zweig

The Governess and Other Stories

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The Governess and Other Stories by Stefan Zweig
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Jan 04, 2011 | ISBN 9781906548353

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“What did Zweig have that brought him the fanatical devotion of millions of readers, the admiration of Herman Hesse, the invitation to give the eulogy at the funeral of Sigmund Freud? To learn that, we would have to have a biography that illuminated all aspects of his work, that read all of his books, and that challenged, rather than accepted, the apparent modesty of his statements about his life and work.” – Benjamin Moser, Bookforum

“Touching and delightful. Those adjectives are not meant as faint praise. Zweig may be especially appealing now because rather than being a progenitor of big ideas, he was a serious entertainer, and an ardent and careful observer of habits, foibles, passions and mistakes.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times 

“Zweig is the most adult of writers; civilised, urbane, but never jaded or cynical; a realist who none the less believed in the possibility—the necessity—of empathy.”  Independent

“Zweig’s genius as a storyteller encompasses the brainy as well as those of average intelligence, the very rich and the desperately poor. He deserves to be famous again, and for good.”  The Times Literary Supplement

“To read Zweig is to be in the presence of a properly mature writer, for all that his characters are often in the grip of highly inappropriate desires.”  Guardian

“One hardly knows where to begin in praising Zweig’s work. One gets the impression that he actively preferred to write about women, and about the great moral crises that send shivers down the spines of polite society.”  Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

“In the 1920s and 30s, Stefan Zweig was one of the most famous writers in the world. Thanks to the enterprising Pushkin Press, it is now possible to read the novellas on which his reputation must finally depend.”  Paul Bailey, Times Literary Supplement

“Fortunately, the Pushkin Press has been publishing some of Zweig’s works in fluent translations and handsome editions … My advice is that you should go out at once and buy his books.”  Anthony Daniels, The Sunday Telegraph

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