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Stefan Zweig

The Future of Nostalgia

Francis Levy | Posted 09.04.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Margalit Fox's Times obituary of Svetlana Boym, the Curt Hugo Reisinger professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature at Harvard ("Svetlana Boym, 56, Scholar of Myth and Memory Dies, NYT, 8/22/13) discusses one of her works, The Future of Nostalgia.

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Francis Levy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The Grand Budapest Hotel is not so much a visual movie as a furnished movie. And what's it furnished with?

9 Essential Works By Stefan Zweig

George Prochnik | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
George Prochnik

Stefan Zweig was an enormously prolific author--he composed dozens of novellas and short stories, two novels (one incomplete), a shelf worth of fat biographies, comparative studies of great artists, philosophers and healers, a hefty memoir--so where to plunge in?

Datafication Redux II: Evgeny Morosov

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Francis Levy

Evgeny Morosov is a Luddite with a Luddite's true nostalgia for a way of life that has passed. The way of life is what is known as the mitteleuropaish...

Politics In Austria: Expatriates And Bureaucrats

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 03.06.2012 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

At the end of the day, bashing Austria as an expat is merely like trying to find the one thing that is wrong with a Jane Austen novel, the elegant form often hides the weakness of the content.