The Impossible Exile

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From being one of the most widely read authors in pre-war Europe and a celebrity in the vibrant intellectual and artistic life of Vienna, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) became an exile when he fled Nazism in 1934. He settled first in Britain, then New York and, finally, Petropolis, a small town in Brazil, where he and his wife committed suicide. Prochnik's critically acclaimed study traces Zweig's rise and fall, exploring the cultural gulf between Europe and America and the alienation of the refugee forced into exile.

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The Impossible Exile

The Impossible Exile

Stefan Zweig at the End of the World

Granta2014

Hardback404pp Illustrated

9781783781140     Product Code: 225615

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From being one of the most widely read authors in pre-war Europe and a celebrity in the vibrant intellectual and artistic life of Vienna, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) became an exile when he fled Nazism in 1934. He settled first in Britain, then New York and, finally, Petropolis, a small town in Brazil, where he and his wife committed suicide. Prochnik's critically acclaimed study traces Zweig's rise and fall, exploring the cultural gulf between Europe and America and the alienation of the refugee forced into exile.

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