Stefan Zweig (essay date 1928)
SOURCE: A foreword to The Redemption of Tycho Brahe by Max Brod, translated by Felix Warren Crosse, Alfred A. Knopf, 1928, pp. v-x.
[In the following foreword to Brod's novel The Redemption of Tycho Brahe, Zweig praises Brod as a poetic writer.]
It would be a tempting task to draw the portraits of all those poets whose power has gradually developed from frail beginnings; for the error still seems widely current that for every artist, youth is a period of violent activity, of high spirits that overflow into arrogance, of self-confidence in full flower insolently demanding attention, the Bakkalaureus in Faust. But in actual fact, among poets is not that...
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