Friday, August 16, 2019

Marketer of Echoes

East 18th Street

"New York is a great marketer of echoes. The past is translated even into Village rentals and real estate values, into meal prices and hotel rates.  New York seems to thrive also on a sense of national deficiency, on the feelings of many who think themselves sunk hopelessly in unsatisfactory places, in the American void where there is no color, no theater, no vivid contemporaneousness, where people are unable to speak authoritatively, globally, about life."
Saul Bellow, It All Adds Up

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