Montaigne

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Pushkin Press, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 153 pages
"Thanks to Stone's assiduous translation, Zweig's fascinating meditation on the writer in whom he saw himself mirrored appears now for the first time in English. ZWeig weaves biographical elements into his study-Montaigne's study of Latin at age four, his retirement from his public duties as a French nobleman at age 38-but the book is more properly an introduction to an endlessly inquisitive thinker who never stopped searching for the truth... THis captivating study portrays a writer whose life and work can be summed up by his constant posing of the question, 'How should I live?'" - Publishers Weekly 'Zweig's accumulated historical and cultural studies remain a body of achievement almost too impressive to take in' - Clive James '[Pushkin Press's republication of Stefan Zweig's work] has been entirely successful. ZWeigmania seems to break out with the publication of each book, with readers discovering his work by word-of-mouth and by accident' - Guardian '[Zweig's] life and work tell of the perilous flimsiness of our world of security-a message that many insistently deny, but somehow need to hear' - John Gray, New Statesman

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Montaigne

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In the autumn of 1941, Zweig, a bestselling Austrian-Jewish novelist and biographer who had fled to Brazil to escape the Nazis, discovered a copy of Michel de Montaigne's Essays in a basement of his ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York-a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.
Translated from the German by Will Stone.

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