Quotation by Elizabeth Hardwick

The language of the younger generation ... has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.
Elizabeth Hardwick (b. 1916), U.S. critic, author. "The Apotheosis of Martin Luther King," Bartleby in Manhattan and Other Essays (1968, repr.1983).
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