Chess Story Stefan Zweig

In 1942, after sending a manuscript to his publisher, Stefan Zweig committed suicide. Chess Story was that manuscript; Chess Story is his suicide note. I’ve always been strongly opposed to dividing by two, saying things like: there are two kinds… Continue Reading

Germinal Book Review

Germinal, written by Emile Zola: For years it sat on my bookshelf looking handsome in its Everyman’s suit; calling out to me, heaping guilt on my head, and yet I heeded not. “Who wants to read a book about coal… Continue Reading