“Like a work of art. […] Detached.”
For those familiar with either Divine Comedy’s “The Certainty of Chance” or Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita”, or both, the words above will sound almost familiar. But while in the original text Steiner’s character is talking about love and transcendence, this shortened and adulterated version is about
rejecting one’s feelings
death was not to come at all.