Stefan Zweig Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Stefan Zweig Papers
Call Number: MS 94-27
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased by Special Collections
Processed By: JEO, 4-27-1994; JEF, 11-18-1998; MN, 11-2012
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The Stefan Zweig collection contains 14 autographed letters, signed and one typed letter (signed). All but two letters have typed English translations from the original French. These letters were written by Zweig, with the exception of one by his wife, during the period of March 21, 1913 to January 23, 1932, to writer, poet and essayist Andre Suares. A writer and poet himself, Zweig, in his letters, expresses his admiration for Suares, his views on French and German literature, and laments the difficulties of translation.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1

FF 1

March 12, 1913 Handwritten letter to Suares expressing admiration for work and a request for the privilege of translating his writings into German. Also includes a schedule of the best times to contact Zweig with response.

Box 1

FF 2

Translation into English of FF (file folder) 1.

Box 1

FF 3

March 15, 1913 handwritten letter to Suares expressing enjoyment of translating his work into German Explanation (apologetic) and problems of translating with full emotion into German from the original French. Mention is made of possibility of publishing Suares work on Beethoven in the letter.

Box 1

FF 4

Translation of FF 3.

Box 1

FF 5

March 21, 1913 handwritten letter thanking Suares for an invitation to visit on following Monday.

Box 1

FF 6

Translation of FF 5.

Box 1

FF 7

June 11, 1913 handwritten letter to Suares regarding Zweig’s suggestions to publisher to use Beethoven essay and other selected essays.

Box 1

FF 8

Translation of FF 7.

Box 1

FF 9

April 28, 1914 Letter from Zweig to Suares requesting permission to translate a letter for Insel publishers. Also includes question to reason for silence to Zweig’s letters and attempts to contract Suares.

Box 1

FF 10

Translation of FF 9.

Box 1

FF 11

May 5, 1914 handwritten letter to Suares expressing enjoyment and problems encountered in translating works from French to German.

Box 1

FF 12

Translation of FF 11.

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FF 13

June 2, 1914 envelope and handwritten letter regarding translation fees and a statement to Suares of Zweig’s waiver of his share of profits to translate sources work into German. Also includes Zweig’s praise for Suares’ essay on Stendhal.

Box 1

FF 14

Translation of FF 13.

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FF 15

June 1914. Brief handwritten letter written on personal card (no envelope) explanatory problems encountered with contracts from Emile Paul Brothers (publishing firm). Zweig also mentions details of Suares’ work by Insel published and assurance of publishers quality.

Box 1

FF 16

Translation of FF 15.

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FF 17

June 3, 1914. Brief handwritten letter on personal card. Included is a thankful statement of receiving poems for an anthology by Zweig and allowance by Suares to translate “Cressida”. Also an assurance by Zweig for release of book by mid-summer.

Box 1

FF 18

Translation of FF 17.

Box 1

FF 19

June 6, 1914. Handwritten letter to Suares from Zweig informing the publisher had accepted “Cressida” and wishes to have rights to future works for translation and publications.

Box 1

FF 20

Translation of FF 19.

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FF 21

December 9, 1921 handwritten letter from Zweig to Suares apologizing for long silence caused by WWI and wish to make amends. Includes reference to Suares’ nationalistic writing during war. Also an invitation to visit Zweig in Mozart, Austria, and mention of possibility of publishing Suares’ new book.

Box 1

FF 22

Translation of FF 21.

Box 1

FF 23

November 25, 1924. Handwritten letter to Suares from Zweig - unknown content because it is untranslated.

Box 1

FF 24

April 3, 1925. Untranslated handwritten letter to Suares from Zweig.

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FF 25

April 16, 1925. Handwritten letter informing him of Zweig’s progress on translation of book Also includes requests for several unpublished essays for assembly into a book format. Zweig also makes mention to Suares of publication of his own book The Contest with the Demon.

Box 1

FF 26

Translation of FF 25.

Box 1

FF 27

June 6, 1925. Handwritten letter to Suares from Frederike M. Zweig, Stefan Zweig’s wife, thanking for a letter sent by Suares and explaining her husband’s absence. She also expresses her administration for Suares work in her letter.

Box 1

FF 28

Translation of FF 27.

Box 1

FF 29

April 12, 1930. Typed letter to Suares requesting additional writing for and future books. Zweig also mentions progress of translation and reaffirms devotion and pleads for Suares to remove himself for seclusion.

Box 1

FF 30

Translation of FF 29.

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FF 31

January 23, 1932. Brief handwritten letter to Suares expressing hope of contacting Suares despite no knowledge of current address. In letter Zweig informs Suares of time he will be in Paris and requests possibility of meeting.

Box 1

FF 32

Translation of FF 31.