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Zweig, Arnold

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1942 AD
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.