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Beware of pity

Stefan Zweig

Beware of pity

a novel

by Stefan Zweig

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Published by The Viking Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated from the German by Phyllis ad Trevor Blewitt.
ContributionsBlewitt, Phyllis., Blewitt, Trevor Eaton, 1900-
The Physical Object
Pagination5 p. ., 3-498 p.
Number of Pages498
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13524841M
LC Control Number39027216
OCLC/WorldCa1541402

Which means that it has something to say about them; obliquely, and passed across your eyes quickly, like a Hitchcock cameo. Living on a tight salary, Hofmiller is bored by a Beware of pity book round of mess dinners, trips to the cafe and unsatisfying flirtations with the local girls. It is the story of a young Austrian cavalry officer, Anton Hofmiller, who befriends a local millionaire, Kekesfalva, and his family, but in particular the old man's crippled daughter, Edith, with terrible consequences. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well. In a young second lieutenant discovers the terrible danger of pity.

Not to mention the reader's relief at having finally climbed out of an emotional Beware of pity book, which is just the effect Zweig wanted his best work to have. He doesn't love her, and he knows she will never be cured. The bowed head and shoulders jerked backwards, as though to avoid a blow; the blood came rushing to the pale cheeks; the lips, parted the moment before, were pressed sharply together, and only the eyes stared fixedly at me with an expression of horror such as I had never encountered in my whole life. It has led some commentators to suggest that in this instance he overstretched himself, that he became prolix or, more charitably, that Beware of Pity is actually two novellas of unequal length stitched together. As such, the appeal of Zweig may in part lie in a sort of yearning for youth.

And today she was just as she used to be before. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Told in the first person by Hofmiller, it isn't to us, but to another character we meet briefly in a Beware of pity book, never to be seen directly again. Zweig has chronicled a hopeless and tragic relationship in Beware of pity book manner that so holds the reader as never to dispirit him, telling a story full of psychological pitfalls that only an experienced writer, and an experienced human being could dare to attempt Frustrated as I often am these days with the sleek and tidy lines of many contemporary novels that have been picked over or so it appears to me by an editorial team charged with the removal of all that may hint at bad taste, Zweig's excesses remind me, happily, that the experience of reading novels should not be one in which the reader tiptoes from sentence to sentence in admiration of the author's discretion and culture, but one of breathless wonder and immersion. Against my will I had to keep watching those two black companions who persistently marked out our movements ahead of us, like walking silhouettes, and it gave me — our feelings are sometimes so childish — a certain reassurance to see that my shadow was longer, slimmer, I almost said "better-looking", than the short, stout shadow of my companion.


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Language: English. Search Online and in-store stock may differ. Hofmann whose only complimentary phrase throughout the review falls to the translator, Anthea Bell calls Zweig any number of names, not one of them flattering: a "Kitschmeister", a fake, "the Pepsi of Austrian writing", un-Jewish, un-Austrian, a schmoozer, a popularizer, a "purveyor of Trivialliteratur".

Share via Email The lost world It Beware of pity book a scene of such potent and telling symbolism that it verges, tremulously, on the corny. And if, as Henry James said, a novelist is someone on whom nothing is lost, then we have in Zweig's "hero" here a man on whom everything is lost, in more than one sense of the phrase.

I also read the The Post-Office Girl. At this moment the Lieutenant-Colonel joined us. In stripping away the lies with which we disguise our true desires from ourselves, Zweig lays bare the larger lies of the age: it was, in fact, the perfect novel for that 'low, dishonest decade,' as Auden termed it.

Stefan Zweig was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. This section contains words approx. It is a good story.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of Beware of pity book from both these books. Condition: New. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press. Zweig remains, after Beware of Pity, what he seemed to be--in his novelettes and biographies--before he wrote it: a brilliant writer.

The book is structured around repeated meetings between himself and the crippled girl, and in each consecutive meeting Hofmiller's irresolute feelings only serve to increase the girl's misery.

To which one might have countered: one couldn't say often enough that the Third Reich was evil. I loved this first book. Anton Hofmiller, a young officer in the Austro-Hungarian army, is invited to dinner by a rich landowner in the small town where he is stationed.

The loop back in time that Zweig is taking us on has to be accounted for; it has to take time. Kekesfalva, the father, uses his own story of his love Beware of pity book his daughter to evoke pity in Hofmiller, as Beware of pity book. The latter suggestion is certainly worth consideration how Kekesfalva got his loot is certainly a story in itselfbut Beware of Pity is the length it is because it has to be and, as with all Zweig's writing, it zips along almost effortlessly; it doesn't read as though it could do with much trimming.

When the narrator meets Hofmiller subsequently, Hofmiller bitterly describes his real, unheroic self, and this is the story of the book. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well.

You don't know, you can't imagine, how happy it has made me to hear the child really laugh again. One of the earliest writers to note what Freud was doing, Zweig took on board early the lesson that directly dealing with terrible things is not necessarily the way the mind works.

He is torn between, on the one hand, his guilt at letting things get this far, coupled with his certain knowledge that the truth could, literally, kill her, and on the other hand his desperate desire to escape the situation by whatever means possible.

In fact, if it didn't sound so off-putting, "Disillusionment" could be a perfectly plausible title for the novel to go with Zweig's other one-word titles for some of his novellas: "Amok", "Confusion" or "Angst".Beware Of 42comusa.com - Free download Ebook, Handbook, Textbook, User Guide PDF files on the internet quickly and easily.

Beware of Pity by Zweig, Stefan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 42comusa.com Beware of Pity Book Summary and Study Guide. Stefan Zweig Booklist Stefan Zweig Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Beware of Pity; A young cavalry officer makes a terrible blunder at a ball by inviting to dance a paraplegic young girl.

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plus-circle Add Review. comment. Reviews There are no reviews yet.I’d not heard of ‘Beware of Pity’ until last month when a friend download pdf it to be the best book he’d ever read.

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Set init’s the story of a young Austrian cavalry officer, Anton Hofmiller, [ ].Beware of Pity ebook Zweig, Stefan: Random House, ebook Anderson on Stefan Zweig: I had never heard of Zweig when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity.

I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books.