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Letter "I" » inferno
«Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality.»
«Cities are distinguished by the catastrophic forms they presuppose and which are a vital part of their essential charm. New York is King Kong, or the blackout, or vertical bombardment: Towering Inferno. Los Angeles is the horizontal fault, California breaking off and sliding into the Pacific: Earthquake.»
Author: Jean Baudrillard
, breaking off
, the Pacific
«New York... is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation.»
Author: Roland Barthes
, the metropolis
«A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them»
«Oh, their Rafael of the dead Madonnas, / Oh, their Dante of the dread Inferno, / Wrote one song - and in my brain I sing it, / Drew one angel - borne, see, on my bosom!»