The Life and Death of Austrian-Jewish Writer Stefan Zweig

In his new biography of Zweig, George Prochnik deals less with literary criticism than with the political aloofness of the fabulously successful writer, even after he was forced into an exile and eventually took his own life.

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“The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World,” by George Prochnik Other Press, 400 pages, $27.95