Quotation by Max Frisch

THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE. Even what they eat and drink, these palefaces who don't know what wine is ... their ugliness ... their pink sausage skin, horrible, they only live because there is penicillin,... the world as an Americanized vacuum ... their fake health, their fake youthfulness ... the way they use cosmetics even on corpses, their whole pornographic attitude to death.
Max Frisch (1911–1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Homo faberEin Bericht, Suhrkamp (1957). Homo FaberA Report, pp. 170-172, trans. by Michael Bullock (1977), Abelard-Schuman (1959).

Walter Faber's disavowal of his former love of the U.S. way of life deploys all the contemporary cliches of post-World War II Europe about modern America.
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