The Book

The Book

The first two copies arrived today. Feels like magic to have them in my hands and eyes.


About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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4 Responses to The Book

  1. flowerville says:

    congrats it really looks rather gorgeous with all those greys and the red. will be your next repetition to trace the travels of the mount sainte-victoire book? yes please? i read that yesterday and love it.


  2. Scott Abbott says:

    thanks. glad you like the look, as do i. i think nina pops, whose drawing that is, is a remarkable artist. the cover of the companion book, due out in september, will also be based on a work of hers.
    haven’t read saint-victoire for several years. i remember opening passages about goethe and colorblindness and the nunc stans and the later vicious Ranicki dog. and i once translated that short essay on walking on the mountainside that’s in the thukydides book. i’d love to go walking with zarko there. have you wandered that region?


  3. flowerville says:

    yes it’s great when you do the companionbook with a similar cover, that creates a fine visual coherence & connection.

    indeed. the nunc stans and also so many wonderful mentions of stifter.

    i loved the thukydides, but it’s so long since i read it, ought to read again if i can find it.
    haven’t been there, or in any of the places handke was walking or travelling.


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