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  • Marie Antoinette Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters
  • Stefan Zweig
  • German
  • 01 May 2019
  • 9783596222209

10 thoughts on “Marie Antoinette Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters

  1. says:

    I've now read three different types of books by Zweig a novella Chess Story a memoir The World of Yesterday and this biography Though I'm like

  2. says:

    The writings of Stefan Zweig who died over 70 years ago are now enjoying a sort of resurgence as they are being published again and are being introduced to new generations of readers Personally I have now read four of his works this

  3. says:

    This book is the most complete biography of Marie Antoinette I have ever readFirst at all the author made a huge research work in order to bring the historical facts which surrounded the Marie Antoinette's lifeIn the first part of the book Antoinette is described as a young monarch which her main concern once she married Louis XVI is to enjoy life as much as possible In the meantime the Habsburgs are trying to guide her destiny specially w

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    What is the sum of a life? The manner in which an individual toiled away the majority of her living hours the way history chooses to remember her or how she approaches her final days trying to live while knowing all that awaits her is death? In evaluating the sum of Marie Antoinette’s life the answer to this uestion is critical Her rich story has been combed over by many a magnifying glass both during and after her reign as ueen of Franc

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    I think that this was my favorite Stefan Zweig biography He really felt bad for Marie Antoinette and particularly mourns the mystery of the disappearance of her son from the Bastille before her execution For me it is the most poignant biography of this figure which we associate with the revolution and the frivolity that led to it but yet had a rich interior life and deserved a different fate than that which life handed her

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    DNF 10%I am in the minority with this one but I found this one hard to read It started to feel like work so I am abandoning this one It does read like a novel which I usually prefer but it still felt a bit stiff

  7. says:

    I've always steered clear of biographies on the premise that 400 pages about any one person must be overkill My dad strongly recommended this one though and I thought I'd give it a try Much to my pleasant surprise this book kept me interested on every page and through every chapter Marie Antoinette's life history and the context both of her marriage to Louis XVI and the French Revolution are fascinating It's not light reading but it's ce

  8. says:

    This book was a very slow read BUT very interesing Mr Zweig an Austrian like Marie Antoinette wrote this book in the 40's using data from scores of letters among other historical documents I read this book a few years after Marie Ant

  9. says:

    I read this when I was fourteen It was my first proof based biography not the embellished stories of great people written to inspire young readers and it opened my eyes

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    As I stated when on What Are You Reading and Why bulletin board I found this biography in a basement that I was helping to clean out I was surprised by the age of the book and the subject matter I realized that I knew very little about ueen Marie Antoinette other than the high school snippets her supposed reac

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Marie Antoinette Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters

Die Schilderung des Lebens Marie Antoinettes der Tochter Maria Theresias gleicht der Besichtigung eines Zeitalters am Vorabend der Neuen Zeit Dokumentarisch belegte Geschichte wird dabei erzählt die Heldin weder glorifiziert noch unterschätzt Vielmehr wird sie inne. The writings of Stefan Zweig who died over 70 years ago are now enjoying a sort of resurgence as they are being published again and are being introduced to new generations of readers Personally I have now read four of his works this year including this biography his autobiography The World of Yesterday and two works of fiction Chess Story and Fantastic Night Other Stories In all these works Zweig proves himself to be an excellent storyteller He can write well and he has made the life of Marie Antoinette very interesting to one who is not at all expert in French historyThe early years of her life as ueen are not dealt with kindly but then it does not appear that there was much to be kind about Noblesse oblige ruled the day with the royalty of France and MA certainly participated in that rule She liked to buzz hither and thither to be always beginning some new task which she would never finish to be continually occupied without any serious exertion she loved to feel that time was not standing still with her or that she was out running time To be uick at her meals content perhaps with eating a sweetmeat or two to sleep only for a short time never to think long to be perpetually on the go frittering away her days such were her desires the twenty years or rather less during which Marie Antoinette was ueen were characterized by an unceasing movement in an orbit around her own ego Since outside this orbit she had no goal nor any inward conviction of an an aim from the human and political standpoint she was circling in the void p 81As for the contrast between the king and ueen He was heavy she was light he was inert she was mobile he was dull she was sparkling his nerves were obtuse hers were sensitiveHe was irresolute she was uick to make up her mind he was strictly religious she was in love with things of this world he was modest and unassuming she was couettishly self assertive he was pedantic she was frivolous he was thrifty she was extravagant pp 82 83These character points would eventually come home to haunt the ueen though she likely did not understand why There are amazing descriptions of her spending excesses all paid for by the people of France who were sufferingOnly twenty years later after the maternal warnings of Maria Theresa in writing from Vienna or through her helpers went unheeded did MA change when the Revolution forced change upon her Tribulation first makes one realize what one is this touching phrase a sign that the writer had been profoundly shaken now appeared in one of her letters For two decades no warnings not those of her mother nor those of her friends had any effect upon this defiant spirit Sorrow and suffering were her first teachers the only possible ones for a woman otherwise unteachable p 270Unlike modern biographies and histories there are no footnotes to this text nor is there a bibliography Zweig does provide an endnote as to how he made the decision as to which letters to consider valid and which to consider fraudulent Zweig also spends considerable time and effort on analyzing the psychology of the times and persons involved He did live in the the time of and was acuainted with Freud Whether this influenced his text is left to the reader to decideAs for myself I have decided that I shall label Zweig s work an interpretive biography He does build on sources that cannot be checked but he also provides an extremely readable history of the French Revolution from the royals point of view culminating with the death of Marie Antoinette I recommend it with the caveat that it be combined with other historical works

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Rhalb des Rahmens ihrer Zeit des Rokoko als eine Frau mit all ihrer Vergnügungssucht und Lebenslust gezeichnet Die letzte französische Königin zu spät auf ihre politische Aufgabe vorbereitet zu spät auch zu ihr bereit und mit einem schwachen biederen Mann verhei. DNF 10%I am in the minority with this one but I found this one hard to read It started to feel like work so I am abandoning this one It does read like a novel which I usually prefer but it still felt a bit stiff in the writing I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher through Edelweiss Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own

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Ratet wächst mit den Anforderungen die an sie gestellt werden So geht sie ein mittlerer Charakter zunächst verspielt dann immer bewußter geradlinig ihren Weg vom Schloß Schönbrunn über den Trianon bis zur letzten Fahrt auf die Place de la Concorde zur Guillotin. I ve always steered clear of biographies on the premise that 400 pages about any one person must be overkill My dad strongly recommended this one though and I thought I d give it a try Much to my pleasant surprise this book kept me interested on every page and through every chapter Marie Antoinette s life history and the context both of her marriage to Louis XVI and the French Revolution are fascinating It s not light reading but it s certainly worth the effort I really enjoyed it


About the Author: Stefan Zweig

Stefan Zweig was one of the world's most famous writers during the 1920s and 1930s especially in the US South America and Europe He produced novels plays biographies and journalist pieces Among his most famous works are Beware of Pity Letter from an Unknown Woman and Mary ueen of Scotland and the Isles He and his second wife committed suicide in 1942Zweig studied in Austria France