R. Musil – The Man Without Qualities

Cities, like people, can be recognized by their walk. Opening his eyes, he would

know the place by the rhythm of movement in the streets long before
he caught any characteristic detail.

*M. Sowa – Haunted City

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3 comments on “R. Musil – The Man Without Qualities

  1. pecsbowen says:

    “Cities, like people, can be recognized by their walk ”

    wow!

  2. nannus says:

    I think there is some truth in this. The larger a city the faster people move on average. Moreover, there are cultural differences in movement style, so I think this observation of Musil is probably true. “Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften” is an interesting work, by the way, although I can hardly remember any details of it (more than 20 years ago)…

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