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eBook Balzac: 2 ePub
Author: Stefan Zweig
Language: English
ISBN: 0670146900
ISBN13: 978-0670146901
Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (January 1, 1946)
Pages: 404
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 384
Formats: mbr lrf lrf txt
ePub file: 1528 kb
Fb2 file: 1914 kb

Stefan Zweig (/zwaɪɡ, swaɪɡ/; German: ; 28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer.

Stefan Zweig (/zwaɪɡ, swaɪɡ/; German: ; 28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world. Zweig was born in Vienna, the son of Moritz Zweig (1845–1926), a wealthy Jewish textile manufacturer, and Ida Brettauer (1854–1938), a daughter of a Jewish banking family

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Twee grote vliegen in één klap: Stefan Zweig beschrijft het leven van Balzac zo hilarisch boeiend, dat ik me niets beters kon voorstellen, dan aan Balzacs ouevre te beginnen. Vol respect bracht ik het boek terug. Een week erna was het weg, maar lag er een Balzac in die kist.

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was written in the year 1920 by Stefan Zweig.

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Stefan Zweig was born on the 28th november 1881 in Wien (Austria) orida. 21 March 2019 at 08:59.

Stefan Zweig was born on the 28th november 1881 in Wien (Austria) orida. 2 March 2019 at 06:14. zcwllwntxobditionpm me. PagesPublic figureAuthorStefan ZweigPosts.

Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books. when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books

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blodrayne
At the height of his fame in the nineteen-twenties and thirties Zweig was one of the most popular writers in the world. That he should have fallen from such a lofty status is an enduring puzzle. Zweig writes with perception, wit and elegance and a writer of such ability and wide knowledge is the perfect person to write a life of Honoré de Balzac.

One reason this biography is so successful as an exploration of the inner life of Balzac is that Zweig seems to have an innate sympathy of and understanding for the trials and stresses felt by Balzac as he labored away under the crushing need to make a living from his writing.

A principal theme of Zweig's analysis is that Balzac spent much of his life caught in a trap of financial necessity that forced him to over-produce and over-strain his creative faculties. Sometimes this pressure was to the benefit of his creativity, but more often than not the perpetual grind meant he wrote too much that was not worthy of his talent.

The search for financial security also led to many of his romantic misadventures and misjudgments including his relationship and ultimate marriage to the Polish noblewoman Ewelina Hańska. Zweig provides a thorough examination of this literary affair from its outset to its tragic conclusion.

The biography is idiosyncratic and sympathetic rather than scholarly and comprehensive, but is a marvelous exposition of the short-comings and successes of Balzac and is a worthy tribute from one literary giant to another.

“One only makes books in order to keep in touch with one's fellows after one has ceased to breath, and thus to defend oneself against the inexorable fate of all that lives - transitoriness and oblivion.” Stefan Zweig
Kelezel
BALZAC, by Stefan Zweig,

This biography is written in an excellent style, witty, thorough, perceptive.
Zweig seems to understand his subject perfectly.

The young Balzac had no head for business but he entered into scheme after scheme with enormous enthusiasm. He invested in a printing firm which quickly went under, but that was just one of his failures. Finally, at thirty, he devoted himself to writing.

Fame came quickly, but his quest for a rich wife took almost his entire life. Mme. de Hanska, who was immensely wealthy and whom he followed repeatedly into the distant Ukraine, finally, in his last years, agreed to marry him, confident that now she would not have to tolerate him much longer. She was a horrible human being and it is impossible not to loathe her.

At Balzac's funeral, Victor Hugo paid a moving tribute to an artist who was all too human.

This biography reveals the constant turmoil that was his life.
DrayLOVE
Just his description of Balzac's writing process alone is a must for those either fascinated by Balzac himself or by the creative process and the lengths to which artists will go to reach artistic nirvana.
Kerdana
All biographers have to figure out a workable balance between exploring their subject's personal life, works, and societal context. With a man like Balzac this can be exceedingly difficult, because everything about the man - his personality, his writings, and his milieu - are so much larger than life that it seems almost impossible to do them justice.
In this life of Balzac, Graham Robb concentrates on Balzac's psychology. We are confronted with the great writer's enormous ego (he considered himself to be "the Napoleon of literature"), his astonishing output, his many love relationships with older women, and his grandiose failures in business. We see a man so driven that at one point he moved his cot into the printer's shop, keeping the presses going 24 hours a day as he corrected proofs while simultaneously writing new chapters!
Robb traces all this activity back to the roots: Balzac's innate, and nearly infinite, self-regard pouring endlessly into the emotional void induced by a disturbingly unaffectionate mother. Balzac becomes, therefore, a man who had to write, so much so that even his business failures and debts were self-inflicted, a subconscious way of spurring himself on to ever greater literary effort just to keep one step ahead of the creditors.
Throughout this biography, Robb uses extensive quotation to allow Balzac's novels to illuminate his life, and vice-versa. The resulting dialogue between the life and the works is both exciting and nuanced - indeed, so nuanced that Robb's book needs to be read carefully in places. It will also be helpful if the reader is on familiar terms with as many of Balzac's novels as possible - there are over 90 of them! Even readers who have read several of the novels in the past, would do well to refresh themselves before tackling this biography. Three good places to start would be "Le Pere Goriot," "Eugenie Grandet," and "La Cousine Bette," as they are representative of his best and Robb refers to them frequently. It's not always easy going, but readers who can meet the prerequisites will surely enjoy this fine and insightful biography.
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