THE INVISIBLE COLLECTION and BUCHMENDEL are two of Stefan Zweig's most compelling novellas, linked by the theme of obsession. Zweig explores the nature of desire in showing us two lives led in the single- minded pursuit of art and literature, of existential truth against the background of a disintegrating and corrupt Europe.Über den Autor:
Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and enjoyed literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide
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