Michael Hofmann: Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 12 March 2009
Show More The Whole Difference: Selected Writings of Hugo von Hofmannsthal edited by J.D. McClatchy.
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“... the other hand. Even Hofmannsthal’s bottom came in for commentary, from the diarist Harry Kessler, who used to notice such things; unkindly and anti-semitically, he observed ‘its levantine tendency to breadth’. Given a person of such acute, so to speak, personal interest (despite the Broch-delighting ‘suppression of self’), one of the most ...”