“One of Zweig's best writings. As usual, incredibly thrilling even though hardly anything happens.”see full review » see other reviews »
“I knew very little about this book going into it other than it was Stefan Zweig, who I enjoyed before. This book was pretty well written though sometimes the pace was a bit off. It concerned a young student growing obsessed with an aging professor he meets at university. In a twist, turns out the professor is in love with the student and the student has no idea.
The writing was very good but the plot was a bit bland. It lacked a lot of the physical comedy I enjoyed about Chess Story. However, at this length, it was still a great read. A very innocent exploration of infatuation and the power of charisma and personality.”
“A novella about the conflict between the heart and the mind.”Lise Lyng Falkenberg wrote this review Friday, June 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of Zweig's best writings. As usual, incredibly thrilling even though hardly anything happens.”Clementine B wrote this review Monday, September 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“January 2005”Piedmont Reading Club wrote this review Sunday, July 19, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Découverte pour moi de S Sweig!
Assez impressionnant,! je comprends l'importance de l'écrivain, j'apprécie aussi le pouvoir, la compréhension, le courage, de l'auteur.
Il y a là des pages fortes, des personnages forts, des moments forts sur les liens tendus entre les humains, sur les tentatives de rapprochement, sur les échecs aussi.
Malgré le passage du temps je suis impressionné par la puissance des sentiments!”