Austria

Spotlight Author: Stefan Zweig

Theme: Eastern Europe                        “Apart from books, he knew nothing of the world.  The phenomena of existence did not begin to become real for him until they had been set in type, arranged upon a composing stick, collected and, so to say, sterilized in a book” -from Buchmendel…

Hypocratic What?

Current Theme:  Eastern Europe   How could I, Georg Letham, a physician, a man of scientific training, of certain philosophical aspirations, let myself be so far carried away as to commit this crime of the gravest sort, the murder of my wife? And that is Ernst Weiss’ opening sentence to his 560 page novel, Georg…