Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, Phyllis Blewitt, Trevor Blewitt
Published by New York Review of Books on June 20th 2006
Genres: Fiction, Literary, Psychological
Len's Summary: A powerful novel (first published in 1939) by Austrian master writer Zweig who traces the disintegration of an Austro-Hungarian Army officer even as Europe marches toward the 1914-18 cataclysm. At the height of his literary career in the 1920s and 30s, Zweig was one of the most famous writers in the world. Many of his books reflect nostalgia for the Austro-Hungarian Empire.