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  • "Lalie’s Story", from Zola’s novel "L’Assommoir" (1877)

    by Emile Zola

    Lalie is an eight-year-old girl living in the room next to Gervaise, the central character of Emile Zola’s novel "L’Assommoir" about life in a working-class district of Paris in the 1850s and 60s.
    She is one of the most unforgettable characters in that masterwork, although she only appears in (...)

  • "The Promenade (der Spaziergang)" (1917) by Robert Walser

    by Robert Walser

    Robert Walser (1878-1956) was a Swiss-German poet and author of novels, short stories and essays who is remembered particularly for his delicate and yet somehow powerful poems [1] and this quite wonderful monologue about his encounters and observations and thoughts during a pleasant stroll on a (...)

  • "In the Snow" and other stories by Stefan Zweig

    by Stefan Zweig

    Three dramatic short stories by the author of Letter From an Unknown Woman:
    1. In the Snow (1901) – Word comes to a Jewish community celebrating Hanukah in a small town in medieval Germany that a large group of religious fanatics are on their way with hate in their hearts and blood on their (...)

  • "Letter From an Unknown Woman" (1922) by Stefan Zweig

    by Stefan Zweig

    The great Viennese-Austrian author Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was a prolific writer of short stories, novelettes, novellas, historical studies, essays, memoirs, and letters – as well as several plays, two books of poetry, an opera libretto and one full-length novel .
    In this 14,400-word (...)