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Quotation by Thomas Mann
And thus they sang their mysterious duo, sang of their nameless hope, their death-in-love, their union unending, lost forever in the embrace of night's magic kingdom. O sweet night, everlasting night of love! Land of blessedness whose frontiers are infinite!
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. originally published in Tristan. Sechs Novellen, Fischer (1903). Tristan, ch. 8, p. 118, trans. by David Luke, Bantam Classic (1988).
Mann's transliteration of Richard Wagner's Liebestod theme in his opera Tristan und Isolde (1859).
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