Thursday, October 27, 2016

Human Flesh

Kent Avenue

"A few American cities, Manhattan chief among them, have some mad magnetic energy which sucks all others into 'provincialism'; and Brooklyn of all great cities is nearest the magnet, and is indeed 'provincial': it is provincial as a land of rich earth and of this earth is an enormous farm, whose crop is far less 'industrial' or 'financial' or 'notable' or in any way 'distinguished' or 'definable' than it is of human flesh and being."
James Agee, Brooklyn Is

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