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Chimen Abramsky’s House of Twenty Thousand Books

A new memoir by the grandson of a Russian bibliophile is also a great intellectual history of the 20th century

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Stefan Zweig’s Illusion of a Good Europe That Never Was Bewitches Us Still

The Austrian writer presented an ideal of what Europe might have been and might one day be

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The Jewish Writer’s Dream Wife

Why I published Friderike Burger’s memoir of her service as femme de l’artiste to Stefan Zweig

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Zweig in Exile

Lost Books

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Half Human

The German Jewish writer Joseph Roth, whose letters are newly translated, chronicled the death of 19th century Europe and the rise of its darker heir

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Lost Books

An archive of the best books lost in the stacks

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What to See at the PEN Festival

Events to pencil in

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No Exit

Raised in the last golden days of the Hapsburgs, the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig found his world shattered by war.