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Stefan Zweig

'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe' Examines Life in Exile from Celebrated Insider to Outsider'Other'

Tara Fass | Posted 12.02.2016 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Once again we turn to the cinematic mirror to see what we can learn about the human condition. This new movie is the thought provoking and gutsy Aus...

Peace Is for the Brave: Maria Schrader's Stunning Austrian Entry to the Oscars 'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe'

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.15.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

It is a tragic fact that those who are the most moderate in this world are also the ones who are persecuted most violently. Pacifists like Martin Luth...

"Brexit" and Stefan Zweig

Charles Kolb | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Charles Kolb

There is a Stefan Zweig revival underway, and it is timely given the June 23 British referendum on whether to remain within the European Union. If Zweig is unknown to you, here are the essentials.

The Future of Nostalgia

Francis Levy | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Margalit Fox's Times obituary of Svetlana Boym, the Curt Hugo Reisinger professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at Harvard ("Svetlana Boym, 56, Scholar of Myth and Memory Dies, NYT, 8/22/13) discusses one of her works, The Future of Nostalgia.

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Francis Levy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Grand Budapest Hotel is not so much a visual movie as a furnished movie. And what's it furnished with?

9 Essential Works By Stefan Zweig

George Prochnik | Posted 05.26.2014 | Home
George Prochnik

Stefan Zweig was an enormously prolific author--he composed dozens of novellas and short stories, two novels (one incomplete), a shelf worth of fat biographies, comparative studies of great artists, philosophers and healers, a hefty memoir--so where to plunge in?

Datafication Redux II: Evgeny Morosov

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

Evgeny Morosov is a Luddite with a Luddite's true nostalgia for a way of life that has passed. The way of life is what is known as the mitteleuropaish...

Politics In Austria: Expatriates And Bureaucrats

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Franz-Stefan Gady

At the end of the day, bashing Austria as an expat is merely like trying to find the one thing that is wrong with a Jane Austen novel, the elegant form often hides the weakness of the content.