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N.Y. State of Mind

As Cynthia Ozick writes in “The Synthetic Sublime” (from Quarrel and Quandary, 2000): “New York will never leave town. It will never sink into a desert waste. Catapult us forward a thousand years and we won’t recognize the place; yet is certain to be, uninterruptedly, New York, populous, evolving, faithfully inconstant, magnetic, manmade, unnatural—the synthetic sublime.”

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