Three Lives

Three Lives

A Biography of Stefan Zweig / Oliver Matuschek ; Translated From the German by Allan Blunden

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Random House, Inc.
My Three Lives was Stefan Zweig’s working title for The World of Yesterday, also published by Pushkin Press, and here Matuschek uses the title to reference the three major phases in Zweig’s life—the years of apprenticeship, the years of success as a professional "working writer" in Salzburg, and finally the years of exile in Britain, the USA and Brazil. Drawing on a wealth of newly available sources, Matuschek recounts the eventful life of a writer spoilt by success, which changed direction under the influence of contemporary events, and ended tragically in a suicide pact with his second wife Lotte.

Perseus Publishing

"It will definitely be regarded as the authoritative Stefan Zweig biography in the future."?Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

This is the authorized biography of the world-famous Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. It includes the sort of personal detail conspicuously absent from Zweig's memoir The World of Yesterday, offering us a glimpse into the private world of this master of psychological insight. Drawing on a wealth of sources held by the Zweig estate, to which Oliver Matuschek had unique access, he recounts the eventful life of a writer spoilt by success, which changed direction under the influence of contemporary events and ended tragically in a suicide pact with his second wife Lotte. The title Three Lives refers to the three major phases in Zweig's life?his years of apprenticeship, his years of success as a professional "working writer" in Salzburg, and finally his years of exile in Britain, the United States, and Brazil.

Oliver Matuschek studied politics and modern history, has co-authored several documentaries, and has published numerous works, most recently I Know the Magic of Writing: Catalogue and History of the Autograph Collection of Stefan Zweig (2005).



Drawing on a wealth of new sources,this authorized biography sheds light on the troubled life of the world-famous Austrian author.



Gardners
A biography of the world-famous Austrian author Stefan Zweig. Matuschek recounts the eventful life of a writer spoilt by success, which changed direction under the influence of contemporary events, and ended tragically in a suicide pact with his second wife Lotte.

Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2011
Description: 381 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781906548292
1906548293
Branch Call Number: 833.09 Zwe
Additional Contributors: Blunden, Allan.

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