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Recommended short story books (3)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into short story here are some short story books from Austria for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.


Amok by Stefan Zweig EN

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novella On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly. This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

Chess Story

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig EN

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig's final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological. Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them ... continue
Recommended: 02 Dec 2022

Le joueur d'échecs

Le joueur d'échecs by Stefan Zweig FR

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Sur un paquebot reliant New York à Buenos Aires, en 1939, le champion du monde d'échecs est mis en difficulté par un inconnu lors d'une partie improvisée. L'homme, qui affirme ne pas s'être assis devant un échiquier depuis plus de vingt ans, confie au narrateur sa terrible histoire : rescapé de la terreur nazie en Autriche, il a été soumis pendant plusieurs mois à la torture psychologique d'un isolement total, auquel seul le jeu d'échecs, qu'il pratiquait mentalement, lui a permis d'échapper... Le Joueur d'échecs, que Zweig rédigea en 1941 depuis l'exil et qu'il acheva peu de temps avant de se... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022

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