Summer in Baden-Baden
A NovelBook - 2001
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p. 93-94: Fedya went over to the edge of the platform and cried out: ‘Farewell, Anya, I am about to throw myself over!’ – and somewhere far beneath them the blue Rhine meandered picturesquely and Baden-Baden spread out with its gothic churches, its sharp-ridged tiled roofs and its luxuriant green parks and gardens – and down there, to the left of the red-brick church, surrounded by greenery, was the white, almost toy-like building of the Kurhaus where, in the smoky air beneath the yellow light of chandeliers, money was being staked and lost with hands stretching out towards it, greedily raking it in – and all these gamblers were like marionettes from a puppet-theatre with some invisible person pulling invisible threads, and the puppets in their tailcoats with their yellow, waxen features jerking about, performing their unnatural movements – and how extraordinarily different all this was from the immense spaces revealing themselves as he gazed from the edge of the platform!
p. 72-3: ….that crowd of all too familiar faces, which continued to laugh…shouting out with dull, pig-headed incomprehension as it pointed up at him, with its enormous crude corporate finger smeared with dirt, bringing to mind the finger of one of the crowd in the painting of the ‘Deriding of Christ’…Christ, wearing a crown of thorns which looked like barbed wire, sat on some steps, contemplative and detached…and one of the crowd, a strapping, coarse-looking fellow with sagging cheeks and a bulbous, red nose – a philistine’s face – pointed a stubby, hairy finger at Him – and sticks and stones were being flung towards the man on the steps, and someone had spat in His face, already marked by physical violence . . . . and he climbed higher…towards the very peak of the mountain, where, in a violet storm-cloud torn by flashes of lightning, lay the hidden Palace of Crystal, the dream of humanity, his dream which he had cradled and nurtured…almost to the point of purposely mocking it
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