Quotation by Angela Carter

Genghis Khan, in his usual jodhpurs accessorized with whip, straddled a canvas chair and gloated upon the fairyland he had built. Journalists, photographers, secretaries, sycophants, script girls, and set dressers milled and stirred around him, activity ... irresistibly reminiscent of the movement of maggots upon rotting meat.
Angela Carter (1940–1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 3, Chatto & Windus (1991).

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