Book presentation: "Stefan Zweig und sein Freundeskreis: Sein letztes Adressbuch 1940–1942"
The last address book of Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) gives an insight into the friends of the world-renowned Austrian author. For the first time, the 158 names who accompanied him into exile in Brazil are reproduced in a high-quality facsimile edition with short biographies and comments on their relationship to the writer by Zweig experts from Casa Stefan Zweig in Petrópolis (Brazil). The address book tells of Zweig’s personal surroundings, which can be rediscovered in this way through his friends and companions. It is also a symbol of his attempt to make a new start in a foreign country and the deeply felt loss of his “intellectual home in Europe.”
Stefan and Lotte Zweig lived in Casa Stefan Zweig for five months until their suicide in February 1942. Zweig revised his autobiography The World of Yesterday there, and wrote the short story The Royal Game and an essay on Montaigne. The house is now owned by the non-profit organization of the same name, and also has a memorial to Zweig and many other émigrés who found a new home in Brazil and left their mark in culture, science, and art between 1933 and 1945.
Edited and annotated by Alberto Dines, Israel Beloch, and Kristina Michahelles, with essays by Alberto Dines and Klemens Renoldner.
This event is part of the Semana Brasileira de Literatura – Brazilian Literature Week in cooperation with the University of Vienna Department of Romance Studies and the Embassy of Brazil.
Free admission from 6.15 pm
Foto (c) Archiv Casa Stefan Zweig