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English Edition Ostend Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the Summer Before the Dark How does it feel if you have to leave your home country and you are forced to watch it disappear from the exile For many authors who fled the Nazis, their home had disappeared long before the war started, they saw the spiritual destruction, the moral decline and the rise of barbarity as the end of Germany as they knew it Many of them later killed themselves or drank themselves to death because their belief in humanity was shattered, because the fact that their native land had aimed to destroy them and they were outcasts wherever they went was too much to bear Some, like Thomas Mann, started to agitate against Hitler from their exile just this week, German President Steinmeier re opened Mann s home in Los Angeles which was an important meeting place for exiled writers and shall now become a meeting ground again In his book, Weidermann tells the story of exiled writers spending a last summer together at the Belgian coast in 1936 before they get scattered all over the world and Europe starts to burn The story centers around the friends Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, but also features many other important writers like Irmgard Keun, Egon Erwin Kisch, Ernst Toller, Arthur Koestler, and Hermann Kesten Zweig and Roth, both of them Jewish, had a very close but also complicated friendship, as Roth was a heavy drinker obviously rooted in depression and as much as Zweig wanted to help his friend, he could not find a way The genius of the book is how Weidermann shows that although or because the writers sense that the worst is still to come, they want to be happy together, in the sun, at the beach, one last time before everything falls apart Weidermann juxtaposes their fascinating personalities, the dynamics of friendship and the lightness of Ostend with the rise of fascism and how it impacted the writers situation At the end, of course, everthing will be lost Ostend was almost completely destroyed during the war, Zweig killed himself in Brazil, Roth died of his alcoholism in Paris, Toller killed himself in New York, Koestler killed himself in London Full disclosure I picked up the book because I love the Belgian coast and because I wanted to learnabout the writers the story portrays, and although it is written by Weidermann he is one of the hosts of an important TV show about literature in Germany , and I often find him a little boring, tbh But this book is a great I did not expect this, Weidermann, shame on me So go and read this book, and then drive to Ostend and visit the house of James Ensor Weidermann , ,, , , , , . Ich mag die Sachb cher von Weidermann Das Buch der verbrannten B cher, Lichtjahre und ich lese gern ber Schriftsteller, die vor den Nazis ins Exil flohen Doch Ostende beginnt erst einmal etwas dr ge, was vermutlich daran liegt, dass die Geschichte mit Erinnerungen des eher langweiligen Stefan Zweig beginnt Das ist nat rlich ungerecht und sehr subjektiv, da es eher meinen pers nlichen Geschmack widerspiegelt Um wie viel interessanter wird es, wenn Joseph Roth, der Trinker, Hotelbewohner und stolze Ostjude eingef hrt wird Neugierig machen wie auch in anderen Darstellungen die starken Frauen des Exils, die Ehefrauen, Geliebten, Schriftstellerinnen Roth bietet hier einiges Die geisteskranke Ehefrau Friedl hat er zur ckgelassen, die Geliebte und Frau eines afrikanischen Prinzen Manga Bell gerade erst verlassen, um sich nun in eine Aff re mit der wesentlich j ngeren, aber fast genauso trinkfesten Irmgard Keun zu verstricken.Und dann beschreibt Weidermann hier einen selten thematisierten literarischen Treffpunkt des Exils, an dem sich auch Irmgard Keun, Egon Erwin Kisch, Ernst Toller und viele andere einfinden Und dabei ganz wunderbar boshaft ber die gerade nicht anwesenden Exilanten l stern ber Klaus Manns allzu offenen Schl sselroman Mephisto und Thomas Manns allzu langes Z gern, gegen die Nazis Stellung zu beziehen Anders als Sanary sur mer, hat das Ostende dieser Zeit nicht berlebt Wie man dem Nachwort entnehmen kann, wurde es im Krieg zerst rt und neu gebaut Sch n, dass dieses Buch dem alten Exilort ein Denkmal setzt auch wenn einige Abschnitte etwas beh big erz hlt werden und nichts Neues liefern Es handelt sich wohl doch in erster Linie um ein Nebenprodukt des viel lesenswerteren Buch der verbrannten B cher. This book goes by several titles Summer Before the Dark Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 gives a reader the best idea of the book s content The darkness spoken of refers to the coming war, Joseph Roth s death in 1939 and Stefan Zweig s in 1942 by suicide It is about the summer they spent together in Ostend, Belgium, 1936 Zweig s earlier time in Ostend in 1914 before the First Word War and the time after the shared summer are briefly covered Their close relationship is the central focus That summer in 1936 they were two of the Austrian and German migr community gathered in Ostend authors having fled from the fascist threat they saw to be gaining strength in their native lands For some, their books had already been banned, their means of support threatened, and war loomed menacingly Other migr authors mentioned are Otto Katz, Willi M nzenberg, Arthur Koestler, Egon Erwin Kisch, Hermann Kesten and Ernst Toller Their writing and political views are covered, but rudimentarily.Zweig and Roth both had failing marriages Both had mistresses by their side Lotte Altmann, Zweig s secretary and mistress, and author Irmgard Keun, Joseph Roth s lover and sharer of booze Roth had a serious drinking problem it was killing him The book focuses on the two men s writing, their friendship and interdependence, their political, financial and marital woes There are interesting details about the migr authors and the build up to the impending war You get a feel for the threatening atmosphere of the time Just as there were English speaking authors gathered in Paris, there were German and Austrian authors gathered in Ostend.What is written here is interesting, but it readsas an essay than a full book It is for this reason alone I give it nothan three stars I like it, but it is short It gives only a glimpse Basically, you are looking only at the migr community and the relationship between Zweig and Roth the summer of 1936 in Ostend.The audiobook I listened to is clearly read by Dennis Kleinman Four stars for the narration. . BOTWhttp www.bbc.co.uk programmes b06ybg7kDescription Volker Weidermann s account of the charming resort of Ostend, and in 1936 it s a haven for Middle Europe emigres Reader Peter Firth Producer Duncan Minshull. Episode 1 Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe..2 5 Joseph Roth will be meeting Stefan Zweig here But first, some background into their need to escape Austria and its encroaching dangers..3 5 Joseph Roth is off the train at Ostend, about to meet Stefan Zweig for the hotels and bistro life But his head will soon be turned by another writer, who s newly arrived herself..4 5 Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his old friend Stafan Zweig But he s quickly distracted by another writer, Irmgard Keun Life is short, so they will move to the Hotel Couronne together..5 5 Swimming, promenading, drinking.The pleasures of Ostend linger in the face of storm clouds gathering over Europe, but even seasoned vacationers know they have to move on.. 1936 yaz nda bir araya gelen iki Avusturya l yazar S Zweig ve J Roth un an lar , dostluklar , aresizlikleri ayr nt lar yla anlat l yor lgin bilgiler var, rne in Zweig n G m l amdan adl eserine Roth un b y k katk s , Avrupa n n Bat ve Do u Yahudileri aras ndaki eli kiler vb Bu b y k yazarlar n da ba kalar gibi bencil, k r lgan, kompleksli insanlar olabilece ini, onlar n da zay f y nlerinin olabilece ini okuyorsunuz Belgesel niteli imde k sa bir kitap. From BBC Radio 4 Book of the WeekVolker Weidermann s account of the charming resort of Ostend, and in 1936 it s a haven for Middle Europe emigres Abridged in five episodes by Katrin Williams Stefan Zweig strolls the seafront, visits a cafe, and waits for his friend Joseph Roth to arrive Also in town are other writers, wives and mistresses, as storm clouds gather over the rest of Europe..2 5 Joseph Roth will be meeting Stefan Zweig here But first, some background into their need to escape Austria and its encroaching dangers..3 5 Joseph Roth is off the train at Ostend, about to meet Stefan Zweig for the hotels and bistro life But his head will soon be turned by another writer, who s newly arrived herself..4 5 Joseph Roth is in Ostend to meet his old friend Stafan Zweig But he s quickly distracted by another writer, Irmgard Keun Life is short, so they will move to the Hotel Couronne together..5 5 Swimming, promenading, drinking.The pleasures of Ostend linger in the face of storm clouds gathering over Europe, but even seasoned vacationers know they have to move on..Reader Peter FirthProducer Duncan Minshull.http www.bbc.co.uk programmes b06ybg7kEven if the city of Ostend have suffered a major destruction during World War II, it remains as a charming Belgian coasted city. (DOWNLOAD) ½ Ostende: 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft è It S The Summer Of , And The Writer Stefan Zweig Is In Crisis His German Publisher No Longer Wants Him, His Marriage Is Collapsing, And His Home In Austria Has Been Seized He S Been Dreaming Of Ostend, The Belgian Beach Town So He Journeys There With His New Lover, Lotte Altmann, And Reunites With His Semi Estranged Fellow Writer And Close Friend Joseph Roth For A Moment, They Create A Fragile Paradise But As Europe Begins To Crumble Around Them, The Writers Find Themselves Trapped On Vacation, In Exile, Watching The World Burn In Ostend, Volker Weidermann Lyrically Recounts The Summer Before The Dark, When A Group Of Found Themselves In Limbo While Europe Teetered On The Edge Of Fascism And Total War ,,,,, , , , , , , 1936,.