The Post Office Girl

Stefan Zweig's Grand Hotel Novel

  • Engels
  • 9780954221720
  • februari 2009
  • Paperback
  • 288 pagina's
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Stefan Zweig

Net als zijn grote vriend Joseph Roth zwierf Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) na de opkomst van de nationaalsocialisten jarenlang door Europa, gescheiden van zijn thuisland. Uiteindelijk vestigde hij zich in Brazilië, waar hij in 1942 samen met zijn vrouw zelfmoord pleegde. Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Stefan Zweig.

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Cinderella meets Bonnie and Clyde in Zweig's posthumous classic, available here in English for the first time. Christine toils in a provincial post office in Austria just after World War One, a country gripped by unemployment. Out of the blue, a telegram arrives from her rich American aunt inviting Christine to a resort in the Swiss Alps. Immediately she is swept up into a world of inconceivable wealth and unleashed desire. She feels herself utterly transformed: nothing is impossible. But then, abruptly, her aunt cuts her loose and Christine is forced to return to the Post office where nothing will ever be the same. In this haunting yet compassionate reworking of the Cinderella story, Zweig shows us the human cost of the boom and bust of capitalism. The Post Office Girl was completed during the 1930s as Zweig was driven by the Nazis into exile, and was found among his papers after his suicide in 1942. It is available here for the first time in English. 'Zweig is one of the masters of the short story and novella, and by 'one of the masters' I mean that he's up there with Maupassant, Checkhov, James, Poe or indeed anyone you care to name.' Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian.

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An extraordinary work...there's a volcanic energy to Zweig's writing...wholly mesmerising. * The Herald * A far more powerful, worthwhile and enjoyable novel than our present bestsellers -- David Sexton * Evening Standard * This haunting novel is a monument to Zweig's skill * Sunday Telegraph * Language that pierces both brain and heart * The Spectator * Stefan Zweig was a late and magnificent bloom from the hothouse of fin de siecle Vienna...The posthumous publication of a Zweig novel affords an opportunity to revisit this gifted writer...The Post Office Girl is captivating. * The Wall Street Journal * Zweig is one of the masters of the short story and novella, and by 'one of the masters' I mean that he's up there with Maupassant, Chekhov, James, Poe, or indeed anyone you care to name. -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian * A brilliant writer. * New York Times * I do think this is exceptional.There are scenes of hope and despair that are so lucid, powerful and alive. A classic. -- Esther Freud

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