Black and white photograph of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig.

Stefan Zweig

(1881 - 1942)

After studying in Austria, France, and Germany, Stefan Zweig in 1913 settled in Salzburg, where he became well known for his tripartite biographical books, among them Three Masters (on Balzac, Dickens, and Dostoevsky) and Adepts in Self-Portraiture (on Casanova, Stendhal, and Tolstoy). He fled the Nazis in 1934, first emigrating to England, where he delivered a speech at Sigmund Freud’s funeral in 1939, and then settling with his second wife in Brazil in 1941. A few months later, the couple committed suicide. 

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