The Post-Office Girl

The Post-Office GirlThe Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig, Joel Rotenberg
ISBN: 1590172620
Published by New York Review Books on April 15th 2008
Genres: Fiction, Classics, Literary
Pages: 257

Len's Summary: First published posthumously in Germany in 1982, this is a novel about post-WWI Vienna and the frayed society left behind with the disappearance of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Zweig (1881-1942), an Austrian Jew and author of The World Yesterday (1941) was forced into exile in 1934 and died by his own hand in Brazil in 1941. Stefen Zweig should not be confused with the German Arnold Zweig, author of the classic WWI novels Education Before Verdun and The Case of Sergeant Griska.

Beware of Pity

Beware of PityBeware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, Phyllis Blewitt, Trevor Blewitt
ISBN: 1590172000
Published by New York Review of Books on June 20th 2006
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Literary, Psychological
Pages: 353

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.