Stefan Zweig’s Schachnovelle: Semiotics of the border

Francesco Garofalo

Abstract


The scope of the study is an analysis of Schachnovelle (The Royal Game) by Stefan Zweig, focusing on the opposition between two topics: (1) cultural x\borders and conflicts and (2) intellectual cosmopolitism.

The analysis is based on a semiotic approach, compared with the knowledge provided by literary criticism.

As a result of this, the paper tries to cast a new light on Zweig’s place in literature. In particular, his progressive view on peace avoids the risks related to every kind of “professional reformism” and thus is still interesting nowadays.


Keywords


Semiotics; Border; Culture; Central Europe; Literature; Chess; Narrative Structure; Enunciation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/200

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