The Rebirth of Stefan Zwieg / Why Open a Bookstore? / Euripides Redux

July 12, 2006

Who’s Stefan Zwieg? People Once Knew
“In the 1920s and 1930s, Stefan Zweig was an immensely popular writer, a man who had to barricade himself in his house in Salzburg in order to avoid the fans lurking around his property in the hope of waylaying him.” That’s how Joan
Acocella starts her essay about the once famous German writer.

So Why Open an Independent Bookstore?
Independent bookstores are closing. Some individuals question their ability to survive. So did Nic Bottomley, his wife Julliette, and his brother-in-law Harvey quit their lucrative white-collar jobs and open Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath. He explains why and notes that he will maintain a blog in the Guardian.

How about an Original Script?
Euripides apparently was on the cutting edge of drama, even if that edge was more than two millennia ago. In the New York Review of Books, there’s an excellent essay about his contribution to drama and poet Anne Carson’s new translation of four Euripides’ plays.

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