Posts Tagged: Stefan Zweig
Although it never garnered the intellectual prestige reserved for his contemporary Walter Benjamin’s critical zingers, Stefan Zweig’s work has recently enjoyed a revival at the hands of two publishers. Zweig’s legacy is that of a conflicted yet devoted proponent of liberalism, who struggled to understand the function of the humanities in World War II-era Vienna but defended them all the same:
An idea which does not take on material shape is not necessarily a conquered idea or a false idea; it may represent a need which, though its gratification be postponed, is and remains a need.
Still obsessed with Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel? Check out this interview with Anderson concerning the influence of author Stefan Zweig on his newest film. Anderson and George Prochnik discuss the form and the themes of Zweig’s work, and the lasting resonance it has today, at the Telegraph....more