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Zweig, Arnold

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Authors


1881- Birth of an Australian writer of diverse talents and profound cultural insights

- Viewed himself as a cosmopolitan mediator among nations

- He is best known for his biographical accounts of great personalities, based on psychological analysis and investigations into the creative process

1925 - 1935 - These include Three Masters: Dickens, Balzac, and Dostoyevsky; Master Builders, which examines Holderlin, Kleist, and Nietzsche; and Mary, Queen of Scotland and the Isles


1941 - Zweig also wrote stories and a novel and translated French poetry -his autobiography, The World of Yesterday, gives insight into the author’s view of his own position in relation to the European cultural tradition.

1938 - Driven from the continent because of his Jewish origins, Zweig committed suicide in Brazil

1942 - He passed away on the 22nd of February.


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