Jeremiah : A Drama in Nine Scenes
In February 1918, during the First World War, Zweig published the pacifist drama Jeremiah; a drama in nine scenes made its debut in Zurich with much success. In a letter to the great German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann, Zweig himself considered this attack on war as his first great work. The prophet Jeremiah was the first of Zweig's dramatic characters whose defeat signified a moral triumph and the debacle of the city of Jerusalem symbolized the horrors of war and the destruction of Europe. It was not by chance, as Alberto Dines writes in his biography Morte no paraiso (Death in paradise) that Rabbi Lemle chose an excerpt from Jeremiah to read at the cemetery in Petropolis, during the burial of Zweig and his second wife, Lotte Altmann.
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 9.4mm | 494.41g
- 18 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig; November 28, 1881 - February 22, 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world.