Mendel The Bibliophile by Stefan Zweig | Reflections


Below I am sharing with you this quote that I really love about the magic of books, reading and literature. If you have a chance to read a moving short story: ‘Mendel The Bibliophile’ by Stefan Zweig, I would very much encourage you to do so.

“Just as an astronomer, alone in an observatory, watches night after night through a telescope the myriads of stars, their mysterious movements, their changeful medley, their extinction and their flaming-up anew, so did Jacob Mendel, seated at his table in the Café Gluck, look through his spectacles into the universe of books, a universe that lies above the world of our everyday life, and, like the stellar universe, is full of changing cycles.”

– Mendel The Bibliophile by Stefan Zweig

3 thoughts on “Mendel The Bibliophile by Stefan Zweig | Reflections

    1. Thank you 🌸 a short story ‘Mendel The Bibliophile’ by Stefan Zweig is worth reading if you manage to find it. It is just so beautiful, like an ode to books, words and stories. 🌸🌸🙏🌸🌸

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