Quotation by Alfred Döblin

One encounters very capable fathers abashed by their piano-playing daughters. Three measures of Schumann make them red with embarrassment.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by David Dollenmayer. "The Spirit of the Naturalistic Age," 1924, Works on Aesthetics, Poetics and Literature, ed. Erich Kleinschmidt (1989).
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