Il New York Times chiede a scrittori di indicare quali scrittori invidiano. Ecco come risponde Daniel Mendelsohn, "For all these reasons, the writer whose life and career seem to me most enviable is Sophocles, whose “Oedipus” — considered by many (not least, Aristotle) to be the greatest of all Greek tragedies and written, it’s worth pointing out, when the author was nearly 70 — ends with that dire warning about too-hasty appraisals of people’s lives. He himself had no cause for alarm. In his private life, he was almost uncannily blessed; in his art, even more so". nyt.