There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.
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In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things, the very process of litigation fosters the most profound misunderstandings in the world.
At six one morning, Will went out in jeans and frayed sweater to buy a quart of milk. A tourist bus went by. The megaphone was directed at him. 'There's one,' it said. That was in the l960s. Ever since, he's wondered. There's one what.
Moral self-infatuation has its own corruptions, after all. With time, almost every other principle of the magazine acquired an ironic echo, a sort of cackling aftermath.
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