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Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy…

Confusion: The Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. von D. (1927)

by Stefan Zweig

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Découverte pour moi de S Sweig!
Assez impressionnant,! je comprends l'importance de l'écrivain, j'apprécie aussi le pouvoir, la compréhension, le courage, de l'auteur.
Il y a là des pages fortes, des personnages forts, des moments forts sur les liens tendus entre les humains, sur les tentatives de rapprochement, sur les échecs aussi.
Malgré le passage du temps je suis impressionné par la puissance des sentiments! ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
Not Zweig's best, it feels a tad lightweight in parts (perhaps things are too obvious?). As always with the author, it's wonderfully written, though I think his best work was completed in his short stories. ( )
  DRFP | Jan 19, 2015 |
In this, a seemingly directionless young student is suddenly inspired by a passionate professor of Shakespeare. The relationships between the student, the professor and his young wife are complicated and they (and the reader) go through a rollercoaster of emotions. It's hard to write a review of this without a lot of spoilers .. so I'll just say that this is a great study of student/mentor, psychological challenges, cultural taboos and expectations. ( )
  cameling | Oct 2, 2014 |
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT - (though I think you'd have to be pretty dense not to realize what's going on after the first forty pages)

"The love that dare not speak its name" in Wilhelmine Germany. Zweig's novella from 1926 is dated, but interestingly so. A tale of pedagogy and repression - and in the NYRB edition, beautifully translated by Anthea Bell. ( )
  yooperprof | Nov 30, 2013 |
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Zweig, Stefanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, AntheaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Einar NessTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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