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Quotation by Mary McCarthy
The things of this world reveal their essential absurdity when they are put in the Venetian context. In the unreal realm of the canals, as in a Swiftian Lilliput, the real world, with its contrivances, appears as a vast folly.
Mary McCarthy (1912–1989), U.S. author, critic. Venice Observed, ch. 1 (1956).
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