Confusion (novella)

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Confusion
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Argentine first edition 1944
Author Stefan Zweig
Original title Verwirrung der Gefühle
Translator Eden Paul
Cedar Paul
Country Germany
Language German
Publisher Insel-Verlag
Publication date
1927
Published in English
1927

Confusion (German:Verwirrung der Gefühle), also known under the literal translation Confusion of Feelings, and as Episode in the Early Life of Privy Councillor D. is a 1927 novella by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. It tells the story of a student and his friendship with a professor.[1] It was originally published in the omnibus volume Conflicts: Three Tales, together with two other Zweig novellas, Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman and Untergang eines Herzens. It was included on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century

Plot[edit]

Roland, the narrator, begins the story after he becomes an English profession years after the central action takes place. Roland explains that he was a poor student and how he would end up intoxicated on the streets of Berlin. His father then sends him off to university in the country.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Confusion by Stefan Zweig". nybooks.com. The New York Review of Books. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ Zweig, Stefan (2002). Confusion. Pushkin ltd.