Adepts in Self-Portraiture: Casanova, Stendhal, Tolstoy by Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul

By Stefan Zweig,Eden Paul,Cedar Paul

Written within the Twenties, Zweig’s paintings of literary feedback and biography may this present day be titled Masters of Memoir. In it, Stefan Zweig – one of many twentieth century’s so much widely-published writers – describes the artistic technique and paintings of authors for whom no topic is as compelling because the fabric in their personal lives.

Adepts in Self-Portraiture examines the lives and paintings of 3 males who symbolize, in Zweig’s view, 3 degrees of improvement in autobiographical writing. the 1st and most elementary point is evinced through Giacomo Casanova, the Venetian womanizer who documents his sexual and social conquests, adventures and escapes, with out trying to examine or perhaps ponder them. the second one point of self-portraiture is exemplified by way of Stendhal, the French pioneer of mental fiction, who stored voluminous notebooks on his personal adventure of existence and on whom no nuance of feeling turns out to were misplaced. Russian grasp Leo Tolstoy represents the 3rd and maximum point of autobiographical writing within which the mental is imbued with the non secular and ethical.

In Adepts, Stefan Zweig examines the impulses that supply upward thrust to lifestyles writing and anticipates the present acclaim for the memoir form.

(Cover: Self-Portrait by way of Susan Erony, oil, acrylic, burnt paper on canvas, 2000, 24" x 18", assortment Cape Ann Museum)

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