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
“... the hand oddly quick about its business, quickly extended, firm, but then seeming positively to repulse 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 ...”