"It goes back a very long way, this desire for a doppelgänger of the opposite sex, this
craving for the love of a being that will be entirely the same as one's self, and yet
another, distinct from one's self, a magical figure that is one's self and that does
nevertheless remain a magical figure as well and is more than any figment of the imagination
in that it has the life-breath of self-sufficiency and independence."
[Robert Musil, "The Man Without Qualities"]
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