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Biographer George Prochnik talks about his subject Stefan Zweig, the inspiration for Wes Anderson's new film Grand Budapest Hotel. By the Stefan Zweig. Rainer Maria Rilke, Sigmund Freud, Men Of Letters, One Decade, Stefan Zweig, Biographer, Writers And Poets, People Of Interest, Grand Budapest Hotel

His Exile Was Intolerable

On February 23, 1942, Stefan Zweig and his young wife committed suicide together in Petrópolis, Brazil. The following day, the Brazilian government held a state funeral, attended by President Getulio Vargas. The news spread rapidly around the world, and the couple’s deaths were reported on the front page of The New York Times. Zweig had been one of the most renowned authors of his time, and his work had been translated into almost fifty languages. In the eyes of one of his friends, the…

From Punch to V for Vendetta, comics have a rich heritage, but have always antagonised the literary establishment. Paul Gravett, curator of the new British Library exhibition, wonders why Writing Comics, V For Vendetta, Event Organization, British Library, Anarchy, Special Events, Novels, Comic Books, Dave Gibbons

Comic books: A freakish kind of writing

From Punch to V for Vendetta, comics have a rich heritage, but have always antagonised the literary establishment. Paul Gravett, curator of the new British Library exhibition, wonders why

The heroic Stewart Lee meets the legendary Julian Cope to talk about the Arch Drood's debut novel for Faber, All photographs by Cat Stevens Julian Cope, Stewart Lee, New Rock Music, Cat Stevens, Independent Music, Pop Culture, Arch, Windbreaker

The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | A Journey To Avebury: Stewart Lee Interviews Julian Cope

A new rock music and pop culture website. Editorial independent music website offering news, reviews, features, interviews, videos and pictures

Micawber and young David Copperfield. - 18 Vintage Photos Of Charles Dickens' London. Charles Dickens Books, Oliver Twist, London History, Theatre Costumes, Old London, Christmas Carol, Xmas, New Books, Vintage Photos

Big Reading: A Hike Through Dickens

My most recent big literary undertaking has been, in terms of sheer pages, the most sizable of all: Dickens's complete fiction. It comes to something like…

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Where Lost Bodies Roam

The astonishing works with which Samuel Beckett revolutionized both the theater and the novel—Waiting for Godot and the trilogy of Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable—were written immediately after World War II and the Holocaust. Vladimir’s question in Godot, “Where are all these corpses from?,” and its answer, “A charnel-house! A charnel-house!,” hang over much of his writing. Torture, enslavement, hunger, displacement, incarceration, and subjection to arbitrary power are the common…