vulgar bestialized suffering

November 10, 2016

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“We live in Rome,” he says, turning his face to the room again. “Caligula’s Rome, with a new circus of vulgar bestialized suffering in the newspapers every morning. The masses, the fetid masses, he says, bringing all his weight to his feet. How can they even suspect a self who can do more, when they live under absolutely no obligation. There are so few beautiful things in the world…”

William Gaddis
The Recognitions

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