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Where on Earth are you?

Frances Stonor Saunders, 3 March 2016

... a passport officer, it’s as if I’ve entered that same world of anxiety and disassociation. As Stefan Zweig put it, I cease to feel as if I quite belong to myself. I split off from my bureaucratic double, and then the passport officer waves me through and I lurch at the insult – you really believe that’s me? They know it’s me. The digital copy ...

Weimar in Partibus

Norman Stone, 1 July 1982

Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World 
by Elizabeth Young-Bruehl.
Yale, 563 pp., £12.95, May 1982, 0 300 02660 9
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Hannah Arendt and the Search for a New Political Philosophy 
by Bhikhu Parekh.
Macmillan, 198 pp., £20, October 1981, 0 333 30474 8
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... At the same time, she was very dismissive of the assimilationists. She wrote a vicious piece on Stefan Zweig, with his aesthete ways and his Visitors’ Book filled with the names of the Great; she also wrote viciously of Eichmann’s prosecutor, as ‘a Galician Jew ... shows off ... ghetto mentality’. Where did she stand? I sympathise with Bikhu ...

Freud’s Idols

Adam Phillips, 27 September 1990

... members, so much as a world-historical romance. ‘I have made many sacrifices,’ he wrote to Stefan Zweig, and it is a telling phrase, ‘for my collection of Greek, Roman and Egyptian antiquities, and actually have read more archaeology than psychology.’ He couldn’t, we know, have had comparable Jewish antiquities because there could be no such ...

To Die One’s Own Death

Jacqueline Rose, 19 November 2020

... were not alleviated at the end of the war, when a defeated Austria was left, in the words of Stefan Zweig, ‘a mutilated rump, bleeding from all arteries’. By then Freud, far from his earlier, exhilarated support for the Central Powers, welcomed the dismantling of the Habsburg Empire: ‘I weep not a single tear for this Austria or this ...

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