Michael Hofmann: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
12 March 2009
Show More The Whole Difference: Selected Writings of Hugo von Hofmannsthal edited by J.D. McClatchy.
Princeton, 502 pp., £24.95, October 2008, 978 0 691 12909 9Show More
“... stylised in a sidelong smoulder, were noted, but so was his voice: screaky, a little high, almost a falsetto, unpleasing, though lower and more sonorous in a tête à tête, according to his friend JakobWassermann. And then there was the handshake, the hand oddly quick about its business, quickly extended, firm, but then seeming positively to repulse the other hand. Even Hofmannsthal’s bottom came ...”