Pictor’s Metamorphoses – Lulu

But while he held the page in his hand and looked at it once again, quite suddenly a strange, cold terror came over him, making his heart skip a beat. The erratic, mutable letters mysteriously ran together to form the contours of a head. As Lauscher continued to pore over the page, the fine features of a girl’s face emerged, in the likeness of none other than the strange and beautiful Lulu.

Lulu,” Pictor’s Metamorphoses, Hermann Hesse (Rika Lesser, trans.)

[Image: Julie Hellman; source: Literaturland Baden-Wurttemberg]

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