Montaigne

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Nov 23, 2017 - 126 pages
"Montaigne" setzt den Schlusspunkt des essayistisch-biographischen Werkes von Stefan Zweig. Wegen seines Freitodes im Jahr 1942 blieb der Essay aber unvollendet. Dennoch liest er sich als in sich geschlossenes Werk. Zweig bringt darin seine ungeheure Wertschätzung für den französichen Humanisten der Renaissancezeit zum Ausdruck: "Niemand ... haben wir dankbarer zu sein als jenen, die in einer unmenschlichen Zeit wie der unseren das Menschliche in uns bestärken, die uns mahnen, das Einzige und Unverlierbare, das wir besitzen, unser innerstes Ich, nicht preiszugeben." (Link zu den Essays!)

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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 (2017)

Born in Vienna, the prolific Zweig was a poet in his early years. In the 1920s, he achieved fame with the many biographies he wrote of famous people including Balzac, Dostoevsky, Dickens and Freud. Erasmus with whom he closely identified, was the subject of a longer biography. He also wrote the novellas Amok (1922) and The Royal Game (1944). As Nazism spread, Zweig, a Jew, fled to the United States and then to Brazil. He hoped to start a new life there, but the haunting memory of Nazism, still undefeated, proved too much for him. He died with his wife in a suicide pact.

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