Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) is even today one of the most widely read German-language authors. Numerous translations and adaptations from Europe to China attest to the enduring appeal of his works. The travelling exhibition shows Zweig as a not uncontroversial best-selling author, as an incessant traveller and as a citizen of the world with a pacifist mission. The characters and settings of his fiction also take us around the globe. The exhibition reveals the extraordinary history of Zweig's influence and his multifaceted literary oeuvre, which has lost none of its topicality to this day. Stefan Zweig's message for posterity is the utopia of a world in peace without borders.

The travelling exhibition is based on the special exhibition of the same title, which was on display at the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library in Vienna from June 2021 to September 2022. It will be shown in Austrian representative offices and cultural forums worldwide over the next ten years. The accompanying book to the exhibition has been published in the series "Profiles" by Zsolnay Verlag.

A travelling exhibition of the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library and the Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg in cooperation with the Literature Archive Salzburg. With the kind support of the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, and the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.

Curated by Bernhard Fetz, Arnhilt Inguglia-Höfle and Arturo Larcati.

First stop of the travelling exhibition:

February 22, 2023 – May 23, 2023
Stadt:Bibliothek Salzburg
(Salzburg Municipal Library)

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Press contact:
Elke Koch
Kommunikation und Marketing
Josefsplatz 1
1015 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 53410-270
Mobil: +43 664 201 27 18

Second stop of the travelling exhibition:

October 25, 2023 – December 3, 2023
Biblioteca Pública Municipal Eugenio Trías in Madrid

Univ. Prof. Dr. Arturo Larcati
Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg
Edmundsburg, Mönchsberg 2
5020 Salzburg, Austria

Tel.: +43 662 8044 7640

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