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Lyonel Feininger, Viaduct, 1920, Museum of Modern Art
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GATES OF LIGHT &
THE HUMAN COMEDY

by Donald Kuspit



As for Comedy, it is an imitation of men worse than the average; worse, however, not as regards any and every fault, but only as regards one particular kind, the Ridiculous, which is a species of the Ugly.
-- Aristotle, Poetics, 5:31-34

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