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Author Zweig Celebrated in Concert & Readings | Western Addition

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Jewish Community Library | 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

In honor and in memory of Jewish writer Stefan Zweig’s life and works, the Zweigabend will be a salon-style concert featuring readings from his books and selections of music that he loved.

Patrick Marks, Gregory Syke, and Robin Krop present an evening of readings and music celebrating the life and literary career of the Austrian Zweig (1881-1942), one of the most celebrated authors of his time.

Zweig’s impressive catalog of work includes biographies and historical studies, plays, an opera libretto for Richard Strauss, novels, an autobiography, journalism, travelogues, and numerous short stories noted for their intimate study of character and their descriptive power. He also owned a remarkable collection of four thousand musical and literary autographed manuscripts, which were eventually donated to the British Museum.

A committed pacifist, he saw his hopes for pan-European cooperation destroyed by the rise of Fascism. He fled Nazi persecution, first to England and then to Brazil.

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Cost: FREE
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Categories: Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, San Francisco
Venue: Jewish Community Library
Address: 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA