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
Dewey number
  • 838/.91209
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2653.W42
LC item number
Z677 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Zweig, Stefan
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Jewish authors
  • Exil
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Jewish authors
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world, George Prochnik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781590516126
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40023527198
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851419979
Label
The impossible exile : Stefan Zweig at the end of the world, George Prochnik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781590516126
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40023527198
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)851419979

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