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Stefan Zweig et l'Histoire à travers la littérature : les rapports entre biographies historiques et l'Histoire

Abstract : Stefan Zweig and History, Stefan Zweig and Human. The relationship between Zweig and History is in permanent correlation with the human being. The collective and the individual are linked in his works. His stories of life at the turn of the years 1920-1930, his works which mark a certain engagement after the arrival to power of Hitler or the story of his own life and of his world, after his exile: so many literary works that testify of the interest of Zweig for History and for his world. Zweig often identifies himself with the characters about whom he writes, finding in these characters similarities with his own person, or admiring the qualities of some, and envying the courage of others. The human qualities are more important to his eyes, the heroes could be of different nature; heroes aren't only those about whom the school books speak. The interest of Zweig for History is explained by his interest for the time in which he lives. However, Zweig regrets his own past and seems to search, in the characters of History, for a link with his lost world, the world of yesterday. Zweig says that he has had three lives. The last life ends in exile. But how is it possible to live away from our world, from our history, from our past?
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Virginie Lecorchey. Stefan Zweig et l'Histoire à travers la littérature : les rapports entre biographies historiques et l'Histoire. Littératures. Université Paris-Est, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018PESC0081⟩. ⟨tel-02270771⟩



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