The Invisible Collection: Tales of Obsession and Desire (Paperback)Stefan Zweig (author), Anthea Bell (translator)
Paperback 384 Pages
'This is the story of about the strangest thing that I've ever encountered, old art dealer that I am.' It is perhaps the finest art collection of its kind, acquired through a lifetime of sacrifice - but when a dealer comes to see it, he finds something quite unexpected, and is drawn into a peculiar deception of the collector himself... Stefan Zweig was a wildly popular writer of compelling short fiction: in this collection there are peaks of extraordinary emotion, stories of all that is human crushed by the movements of history, of letters that fill a young heart or drive a person towards death, of obsession and desire. They will stay with the reader for ever.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories. They have an astringency of outlook and a mastery of scale that I find enormously enjoyable. -- Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes Zweig belongs with those masters of the novella-Maupassant, Turgenev, Chekhov. -- Paul Bailey One of the masters of the short story -- Nicholas Lezard Guardian The stories are as page-turning as they are subtle... Compelling Guardian Stefan Zweig... was a talented writer and ultimately another tragic victim of wartime despair. This rich collection... confirms how good he could be -- Eileen Battersby Irish Times The rediscovery of this extraordinary writer could well be on a par with last year's refinding of the long-lost Stoner, by John Williams -- Simon Winchester Telegraph
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