stefan zweig was a very successful writer. he was born in vienna and after years of living with the memory of war he chose to end his life in a suicide pact with his young wife in brazil. he wrote amazing novels where the people seemed to exist 'outside' their circumstances. i have read all of his books and i am looking forward to the day when his brilliant 'beware of pity' is brought to the screen.
'letter from an unknown woman' is based on his 1922 novella. joan fontaine and louis jordan, like characters out of 'proust', float through this story of unrequited love.