Klawiter Bibliography at www.stefanzweig.digital


Many of you will already have received the sad news that Randolph J. "Randy" Klawiter passed away on July 19 of this year at the age of 90 (an obituary can be found here). To Randy Klawiter's decades of work we owe the important and unprecedentedly comprehensive bibliography of Stefan Zweig's works, first published in book form and later continued online.

Together with the Daniel A. Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia, and with the grateful support of Randy Klawiter's heirs, we intend to preserve his life's work and continue the bibliography in his spirit at www.stefanzweig.digital.

Randy's work also carried on with references to new literature or previously undiscovered works by or about Stefan Zweig, which contributors from all over the world sent to him. We would like to ask you to keep up this important commitment and to send us information about new publications as well as further bibliographic information or corrections in the future. The address for this is:


On SZD the bibliography can now be found under the Index menu or can be reached directly under this address.

If you have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SZD team.

Thank you very much for your support!

Stefan Zweig’s manuscripts from the DLA Marbach online


A collaboration with the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach (DLA) made it possible to add several integral items from Zweig’s posthumous papers to the records in STEFAN ZWEIG DIGITAL. The DLA holdings of Stefan Zweig’s works and personal documents can now be searched together with all previously existing records and are linked with the new DLA catalogue.

The DLA is home to numerous important original documents by the author. An example from Zweig’s early years is the manuscript of the novella Der Refractärdedicated to Carl Seelig: written in the summer of 1918, it was published by Insel Verlag in 1920 under the title Der Zwang. Extensive preliminary studies for his essay on Dostoevsky bear witness to Zweig’s decades-long involvement with the Russian writer. The DLA’s exceptionally complete collection of documents relating to the novel Ungeduld des Herzens (Beware of Pity) comprises all originals of the text, from Zweig’s earliest jottings in spiral-bound notebooks to printed galley proofs. Among Stefan Zweig’s personal documents stored at the DLA is an additional version of his farewell letter.

Apart from these new original materials from Marbach, numerous further personal documents from the various repositories in Salzburg and the Daniel A. Reed Library in Fredonia could also be recently integrated into STEFAN ZWEIG DIGITAL. Zweig’s diaries are now fully accessible, as are such documents as financial records, publishing contracts, legal documents, and the author’s lists of his own works and collections. The publishing contracts in particular illustrate the impressive breadth of contemporary translations in which Zweig’s works appeared throughout the globe.