Self-identity in Love: The problem of self in Zweig’s Letter from an Unknown Woman


Letter from an Unknown Woman (1922), one of the Stephan Zweig's monuments, shows the contradiction between self and others in the context of Love, in which, self insists on his (her) own identity while it is required to keep in touch with others by the nature of "I Love you", that is to say, self is called a loved self until identified by "you" that "I" love. It guides us to rethink about Romantic Love which is based on the concept of self. It is generally thought that this novel of Zweig assents to Romantic Love, this paper will try to analyze this self-contradiction in this novel as to prove the attitude of Zweig to Romantic Love, not positive but critical.

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Leilei Ye, Capital Normal University, China

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Conference: ACCS2014
Stream: Cultural Studies

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