Stefan Zweig’s Burning Secret
- date of publication: 28.09.2015
- 288 Pages
- ISBN 978-3-552-05742-5
- Deutschland: 19,90 €
- Österreich: 20,50 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-05758-6
- E-Book Deutschland: 15,99 €
The life and work of Stefan Zweig from a radical new perspective. Who was – who is – Stefan Zweig? A writer read worldwide to this day, the first true European in German literature and a man with an outstanding gift for friendship.
Ulrich Wienzierl presents an intimate and ingenious psychological portrait of Zweig’s character.
Stefan Zweig: the melancholy contemporary witness of Die Welt von Gestern who took his life in his self imposed Brazilian exile. Ulrich Weinzierl homes in on his private life. How did Friderike Maria von Winternitz manage to turn the dyed-in-the-wool bachelor into such an appalling husband? Was Zweig, author of Verwirrung der Gefühle really a closet homosexual as is often claimed? No, he wasn’t. So what was the true secret of his life, the burning issue that very nearly landed him in prison?
Zweig’s life poses many sensitive questions – most of which remain unanswered after his death. Ulrich Weinzierl examines these questions in the form of a psychological analysis – an intimate portrait of the man and a history of his friendships. From Sigmund Freud to Klaus Mann, his friends were holy to him — but his story, in the final analysis, was one of betrayal.