Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cultural Prestige

David Geffen Hall

"The problem is not only that New York is expensive. Many places are expensive. The problem, rather, is that New York has granted money a most undeserved cultural prestige. There used to be glamour in being brilliant but broke. No more. If you're broke, you lack local ontology. The streets of Manhattan now remind me, almost every time I traverse them, of what the streets of London said to one of Jean Rhys's crushed heroines: 'Get money, get money, get money, or forever be damned.'"
Patrick Douglas, East Coast/West Coast

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