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FILM Stefan Zweig, Grand Budapest Hotel, And The Writing on the Wall





AUTHOR Stefan Zweig [photo booth] 4




FILM Grand Budapest [cover faces]




Stefan Zweig, Grand Budapest Hotel, And The Writing on the Wall


By Baron Von Compos Mentis


27 March 2015


On Stefan Zweig


The Escape Artist – The death and life of Stefan Zweig.


By Leo Carey, The New Yorker, 27 Aug 2012


The World of Yesterday
–Lewis Jones welcomes Stefan Zweig’s acute memoir


The Telegraph, 11 Jan 2010



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March 29, 2015 Posted by | Stefan Zweig | , , | Leave a comment

The fate of books depends on the discernment of the reader


Pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli.
The fate of books depends on the discernment of the reader.

– Terentius Maurus, De Literis, Syllabis et Metris (1286)

 

 

The task had been to find something to explain simply Barthes’s, “To Write: An Intransitive Verb?”. There was nothing I could understand much of. The surf came to a natural end with an essay, A Blueprint for Melville’s “Bartleby”, by Steven C. Scheer – not what I was looking for but clearly written, not full of jargon, interesting and informative: a serependipity – arrived on my screen because he cites Barthes’s essay at the bottom of the page, which in turn led me to his home site and two nice long essays, The Art of Reading, from which the quote above came, and A Writer’s Notes on Writing.

He has a blogspot, Words Matter, which he has written occasionally to, but there are several very interesting posts, including one on Hellen Keller.




October 15, 2007 Posted by | Barthes, Book, Literature, non-fiction, readability, Reader, reading, The fate of books, Writing | , , , | Leave a comment