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Eaten Alive

Ruth Franklin: Stefan Zweig, 3 April 2003

The Royal Game 
by Stefan Zweig, translated by B.W. Huebsch.
Pushkin, 79 pp., £8, April 2001, 1 901285 11 1
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... in engaging with Nazism. The ‘peasant champion’ comes across nearly as grossly in B.W. Huebsch’s tidy translation (Huebsch was a friend of Zweig’s and his first American publisher) as in the original. In contrast to the genteel narrator’s, Czentovic’s language is coarse and uncouth; early on he is ...

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