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There it is what happens when life evolves and becomes complacent much too complacent for a woman who marries young bears children and soon finds no true meaning in her everyday life She isn t dissatisfied no in fact she appreciates her life of complacent bourgeoisie of which she has no control If anything she craves desire the kind at its ripened stage She does not want to feel like someone s mother she wants to feel like someone s lover For a kind of languor in the air may arouse sensuality just as sultry or stormy weather can a sense of temperate happiness can be rovocative than outright happiness Zweig s novellas are different in the way they exemplify the Shadows in a Timeless Myth psychological Just as in Journey into the Past and La Confusion des s Fear Eats the SoulLiterature is replete with great works of art dwelling on extra marital relationships As a single storyerhaps Chekhov s Lady with the lapdog may be considered as the Taj Mahal for extramarital love We then have masterpieces like Tolstoy s Anna Karenina Flaubert s Madam Bovary and Fontaine s Effi Briest Zweig also deals with the same theme but he chooses to concentarte his entire drama on the angst or fear that clutches the doer when someone witnesses her secret rendezvous and later tries to blackmail herHardly had I read ten C++ Primer pages of the novel and I realized that Zweig bears striking comparison with another giant of Austrian Literature Arthur Schnitzler who handledsychological drama with fine finesse I was articularly reminded of the story The Dead are Silent which in a recent discussion I mentioned as one of my favorite short stories Zweig was Schnitzler s junior by twenty years Both shared a liking for sychological themes and often used the bourgeoisie world of contemporary Vienna for their observations Both treat the theme of marital infidelity The basic situations in both the stories are similar In each story a married woman is laced in a situation which could lead to the discovery by her husband of her infidelityLeaving the apartment of her young lover Irene the wife of a wealthy lawyer is seized by a sudden sense of foreboding At the bottom of the stairs a woman is waiting a woman who will stalk blackmail and intimidate her into a state of suicidal despair Fear a 1920 novella of just 59 ages charts every fluctuation of its heroine s inner turmoil and ends with an ingenious twist There is always a Zees Story plateau in married relationships The truth is that man is seldom contented with one relationship and manyeople know that they cannot make a contract for love to last lifetime He always carves for multiple relationships needn t be sexual alone to fulfil the gaps and to complement his inner needs There is often a thrill and excitement in a new relationship even when the existing one is satisfying This is the case with Irene She was erfectly happy with a rosperous husband whose intellect was superior to hers two children contentedly and even lazily at ease in her comfortable calm middle class existence But a kind of languor in the air may arouse sensuality just as sultry or stormy weather can a sense of temperate happiness can be rovocative than outright unhappiness and for many women their contentment itself roves disastrous than enduring dissatisfaction in a hopeless situation Satiety can be as much of an incitement as hunger and it was the very safety and security of Irene s existence that made her feel curious and ready for an adventure
Irene confesses that she was attracted by the mysterious magnetism of adventure than a real urge when she confesses that she was attracted by the mysterious magnetism of adventure than a real urge when she the affair with a young ianist she had met in a theater The issue is that even a new relationship too after a while becomes jejune and trips into torpor and Irene is aware of that fact Soon her lover made no difference at all to the comfortable mechanism of her existence he became as it were an additional source of temperate happiness like the idea of a third child or a motor car and her adventure soon seemed to her as ordinary as her lawful leasuresIrene s roblem to her as ordinary as her lawful leasuresIrene s roblem that though she loves adventure she isn t a woman trained to tackle adventure and the risk it entails This is her failure The moment her rendezvous with her lover is discovered by someone and that too by a former consort of her
she runs into One Man's Justice panic Though she initially sops her with money it is just beginning of her entry into the realm of fear Irene first tries to cloister herself in her house for some days to escape a second encounter with the woman This is all the frustrating as she isn t used to spending all the time at home Her relationship with her children lacked care and affection and all the inmates become uncomfortable when she stays at home This further frets the matter and makes her aware of her deep alienation Whenever she tried to do something actively useful she came up against the interests of others who resisted her sudden attempts as an intrusion on their own customary rights There was nolace left for her for lack of contact with it she herself had become a foreign body in the organism of her own household She did not know what to do with herself and her time and even her approaches to the children failed for they suspected that her sudden lively interest in them meant the introduction of a new kind of discipline and she felt herself blush in shame when during one of her attempts to look after them her seven year old son asked outright why she wasn t going for so many walks these daysSoon the witness woman turns out to be a stalker blackmailing Irene for and money and even dares one day to step into her house and she is forced to give away even her engagement ring in A Little Hotel On The Side panic Irene knows that The ring itself was not her chief anxiety recovering it would mean onlyostponement not release from the fear of revelation Fear is a riveting tale of how Irene steadily submits to the terrors and humiliation of blackmail in order to Heute Ziehst Du Aus: Roman preserve the innocence of the husband she adores but whom she systematically undercuts at. Finding her comfortable bourgeois existence as wife and motherredictable after eight years of marriage Irene Wagner brings a little excitement into it by starting an affair with a rising young ianist Her lover’s former mistre. Home and in his career The devouring fear builds up to a crescendo and Stefan Zweig splendidly succeeds in its gestation Corrosive fear had eaten into her life like nitric acid separating its elements The weight of everything was suddenly different all values were reversed all relationships confused She felt as if until this moment she had merely been groping her way vaguely through life with her eyes half closed and now everything was illuminated with terrible clarity There are many illuminating moments and clever connecting incidents in the novel to illustrate the state of mind of Irene One such is when her husband uestions their daughter for stealing and destroying a wooden horse they had gifted to their boy The daughter lies initially but when the lawyer The Magnanimous Heart probes further to extort the truth the girl break down and cries incessantly He says to Irene Don t let her tears lead you astray yes they cameouring out but they d been dammed up inside her before and they hurt worse there than on the surface The husband by this incident indirectly indicts Irene and ask whether she has anything to confess to him utting her to embarrassment and shame The novel is a good examination of many themes like guilt shame trust indifference in relationship extortion and suicide and the narration gains ower like that of sweeping cyclone Zweig beautifully captures the emotional state of the Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks protagonist with sensitivity and subtlety Irene s own surgical analysis of her soul in the light ofast actions and her superficial relationships with the members of her family roduces cathartic revelations Like that of the Judge in Tolstoy s Death of Ivan Illyich She felt coffined in endless silence and the darkness of the invisible sky weighed down on her breast Now and then the hours chimed a number in the darkness and then the night was black and lifeless but for the first time she thought she could understand the meaning of that endless empty darkness Fear is not especially concerned with what went wrong in the marriage Its subject is the depth of a bitterness that can ass for love It is One Day in December possible that some critic may view this novella as a suffocating banal bourgeois melodrama I didn t feel that way I would have been tempted to give it 5 star had it not been for the formulaic approach and the element of Viennese theatricality evident towards the end of this novellaI have read only one work of Zweig and hence it is tooremature to form an informed opinion about him I intend to read soon the Chess Story as recommended by my GR friend Seemita PoojaThere is also an interesting film titled La Paura 1954 based on this novel directed by Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman stars as Irene In my case it is the film that directed me to the novel It seems there is an inexhaustible supply of writers who devote their literary Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts powers to investigate the deepest recesses of the minds and souls of respectable married women cheating on their dear husbands taking on lovers or simply committing adultery The names are well known be it Anna Karenina or Madame Bovary or others so let s just say that theersona of an unfaithful woman rovided and still rovides Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra perhaps the best vantageoint from which to observe the follies of human society amid all its complacence and contradictions on full display and also because of that inscrutable inexpressible ineffable fascination with female sex which does not get replicated for its male counterpartEither by conditioning or by fascination with female sex which does not get replicated for its male counterpartEither by conditioning or by to this modern day readers grab books that Out of the Box promise another story of transgressive women in the throes ofassion and in the The First Secret of Edwin Hoff process become the cause of their own ruination and those related to them destroying the tender fabric from which social life is knitted and families are formedEven though I have read only two novels I think of Stefan Zweig as one of the finest writers to explore with great clat the deepsychological multiverse of his characters the gaping hole of the self the hidden iceberg of human emotions in a measured rose wherein the apparent complements the hidden and vice versa in a flowing stream of words that makes it hard for the reader to ut the book down And so here too Zweig explores the inner workings of the mind of one Irene Wagner who takes on a lover without there being a ressing need without an emotional hole to fill Her erfectly happy marital life is not an impediment for her seeking extra happiness so if a reader is looking to make País íntim popsychological connections about Irene s transgressions she ll have none Irene is bored and she wants to experience the adventure of the verboten As simple as that But then fear strikes soon and everything threatens to come crumbling down She isn t the angry raving intrepid couldn t care less heroine of the latter day literature a template that gets repeated in fictions with a feminist label she is an ordinary woman who fears for her secret to be out in the openZweig has a flair for theatrics and there s a good helping of the same in the story Aside from this he s employed I would say a cheap lot device to resolve the conflict in the end It s FINE IF IT S DONE TO SOLVE SOME MINOR if it s done to solve some minor issues or to give credence to a character s thoughts and actions but in this case it is as though he s opted for an easy way out of Irene s conundrum and resolved the tension simply by an awe inspiring revelation I think it does not behoove a writer of Zweig s calibre to succumb to this weakness and this is my biggest criticism of the novellaAll in all a fine iece of writing full of drama excitement assion and a lot of fearAugust 16 Finished it in a few hours absolutely impossible to ut down and what an ending Zweig is a master at describing the inner emotions of his characters without becoming melodramatic I really didn t expect the ending and I m usually Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II pretty good at guessing Excellent novella Zweig Zweig and my dear Zweig All his books have this magnetic captivating nature If a non Zweig reader stumbles upon one of his wor. Ss begins blackmailing her threatening to give her secret away to her husband Irene is soon in the grip of agonizing fearWritten in the spring of 1913 and firstublished in 1920 this novella is one of Stefan Zweig’s most Something Wicked powerf. Ks and wants to leaf through to check the structure of his writing heshe wouldrobably decide that it s a boring and hyper energy consuming book with no chapters and no separating Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover parts with its longaragraphs and minimum dialog among the characters But the moment you set your eyes on his magical writing you are drawn into his world and you just keep reading and reading and reading without being able or dare to take your eyes away from the lines since there are no checkpoints in the story to relieve you there is only a beginning and an ending Being a friend of Freud enabled Zweig to inject Freud s ideas into his stories just as his other friend Arthur Schnitzler did In Fear we see a young respectable upper class married woman Irene living with her fear of getting exposed by a blackmailer who threatens to Freud and His Followers publicize her adultery She was only seeing the adultery as an adventure and didn t have any feelings for her lover The first lines open as Irene is leaving her lover s apartment already suffering and trembling from the fear of being caught red handed and anxious to get back to her comfortable and safe life On her way out the building she is buttonholed by his lover s former beloved alebeian woman who accuses her of stealing her man Scared stiff and ashamed Irene begins a descent into abysmally insane fear The woman demands ever larger sums in blackmail while Irene tries to hide everything from her husband her children and every oneThe story like most of Zweig s other stories taps on some characteristics of human nature and behavior which goes at odds with what society holds as Pjesme proper Individuals indulging their desires in secret and condemn it in fa ade in society In this story together with Irene we can feel her beneath that false constructed demeanor and empathize with her to undergo what she goes through storms of carnalassion guilt shame rage and ever growing fearIn one art of the book when she rotested against her husband s harsh chastisement for their little daughter she is faced by the husband s explanation of the whyness of his doing so which also encapsulates Irene s own sychological condition Don t I feel sorry for her you ask Well I won t say any about that today She feels better now that she s been unished although her unishment seems bitter too She was unhappy yesterday when she ut the broken bits of the A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal poor little horse in the stove Everyone in the house was looking for it and she was afraid all day that it was sure to be found That fear was worse than theunishment which after all is something definite and whether it s hard on her or not it s still better than the terrible uncertainty and cruel suspense she was feeling earlier As soon as she knew her Nacht punishment she felt all right Don t let her tears lead you astray yes they cameouring out but they d been dammed up inside her before and they hurt worse there than on the surface If she weren t a child or if we could somehow see right into her mind I think we d discover that she is really glad to have been found out in spite of her unishment and her tears She s certainly happier than she was yesterday when she appeared not to have a care in the certainly happier than she was yesterday when she appeared not to have a care in the and no one suspected her But she just can t bring herself to confess it to her husband and relieve herself of the stifling burden of fear and shameOverall it was a great read for me but I might be biased for I love the way Zweig writes and the way Anthea Bell translates it but after all here is Goodreads a site for rejudiced reviews and not an
lover she runs into anic Though she initially sops her with money it is just
Academic Circle To Claimcircle to claim which I believe as impossibleOnce the most read author of his age Zweig turns into Mr Nobody not long after his suicidal death But I m so glad to see him regaining some small art of his stance and fame amongst readers As Salman Rushdie said it s good to have Zweig back I felt the inner turmoil of Irene the married bourgeois wife and mother of two who was being blackmailed by her lover s former mistress I couldn t help but read this novella through a feminist lens Irene has similar feelings of discontentment to a lot of the literary heroines who lived before our emancipated times and felt trapped in their lives Irene certainly feels trapped in her marriage and this leads her to having an affair with a young talented ianist Irene has everything society deems she could The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together possibly want yet she still feels suppressed In fact she rues the fact that she is living in the lap of luxury and wants for nothing A sense of temperate happiness can berovocative than outright unhappinessSatiety can be as much of an incitement as hunger A uick read Highly recommended ZWEIGthis is my second dip in the zweig Curse of Rocky Colavito pool and i mretty much sold i do wish someone would ublish a volume of his collected works so i don t have to keep buying these tiny albeit beautiful ushkin ress editions they can be read in the time it takes to eat a box of crackers and then you are left with no cracke i have become a fan of Stefan Zweig If you had the chance to ick any author to write your story or to write a character based on you whom would you ick I d ick Stefan Zweig for sure His ability to analyze the human syche will never seize to impress me He is by far one of the best novelists who walked on earth I will make it a PERSONAL LIFE GOAL TO READ EVERYTHING life goal to read everything he has ever written Coming Out of the Proto Feminist ClosetZweig was a close friend and confidant of Sigmund Freud And this little novella is clearly influenced by sycho analytic theory However it suggests to me at least a nod to the concepts of Carl Jung in its development and resolutionWho is this Frau Irene Wagner really Merely a bourgeois socialite a Mme Bovary who decides to engage in a little adultery out of boredom with her established matronly routine A hedonist Sons of Brahma pushing for that extra frisson ofleasure A neurotic housewife trying to escape the horrible fate of relationships without apparent meaning Or erhaps just a selfish bitch What fundamental motivation lies. Ul studies of a woman’s mind and emotionsLa Paura 1954 the Roberto Rossellini film based on the Stefan Zweig novel Fear was the last of the extraordinary features in which Rossellini directed Ingrid Bergman who was then his wife.