Jewish Book Week – Stefan Zweig & Julya Rabinowich

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Jewish Book Week – Stefan Zweig & Julya Rabinowich

  • 26 Feb 2011 — 6 Mar 2011
Julya Rabinowich
Julya Rabinowich

Royal National Hotel

Bedford Way Russell SquareLondon W1H 0DG


This year’s Jewish Book Week presents the work of two distinguished Austrian writers. Stefan Zweig (1881–1942) was a true cosmopolitan, at ease in the international republic of letters, dreaming of a depoliticised world, who saw all he believed in destroyed and could not stand it. Here, through texts, carefully chosen by Professor Rüdiger Görner, some translated into English for the very first time by Anthea Bell, we follow Zweig’s thoughts on literature, on what it means to be Jewish and on exiled life in London. The readings will be interspersed with live music drawn from Zweig’s vast collection of scores.

On Wednesday 2 March Austrian writer Julya Rabinowich will, together with Jenny Erpenbeck, take part in an event entitled Haunting memories and fractured identities. Two strikingly new voices, original and poetic, revisit the themes of loss and belonging. Both writers will tell us how they have made beautiful fiction out of painful experience.

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