A wonderful oddity was Zero Mostel Reads A Book. My parents venerated Zero Mostel, owned several of his signed lithographs, and spoke reverently of having seen him in the American premiere of the Ionesco play Rhinoceros in the late fifties. This particular work was nothing more than a rice-paper-wrapped collection of photographs of, yes, Zero Mostel reading a book. I can tell you this: Zero Mostel has an awfully expressive face. This made me wonder how many libraries contain copies of both Zero Mostel Reads A Book and Mein Kampf. Seth Greenland, sorting through his deceased father’s library.