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A new collection of essays by Stefan Zweig: tributes to the great artists and thinkers of the Europe of his day
Stefan Zweig was one of the twentieth century’s greatest authors and a tireless champion of freedom, tolerance and friendship across borders. Encounters and Destinies collects his most impassioned and moving tributes to his many illustrious friends and peers: literary, philosophical and artistic luminaries from across the Old Europe that Zweig loved so much, and which he grieved to see so cruelly destroyed by two world wars.
Including pieces on Rainer Maria Rilke, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Maxim Gorky and Arturo Toscanini, this essential collection is also Zweig’s tribute to the ideal of friendship: an ideal he clung to as the world he knew was torn apart.
A new collection of essays from the ardent Europhile and champion of liberalism Stefan Zweig
A sort of companion piece to Messages from a Lost World and The World of Yesterday
Publicity: Widespread US publicity outreach including dedicated US mailing
DRC to be made available via NetGalley and Edelweiss
Additional social media publicity TBC
‘Encounters and Destinies… capture(s) a special moment in modern European culture, caught for posterity on the eve of catastrophe.’ — The Jewish Chronicle
’Zweig’s accumulated historical and cultural studies [are] almost too impressive to take in.’ — Clive James