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Lyonel Feininger, "The Kin-der-Kids," from The Chicago Sunday Tribune, April 29, 1906, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of the artist
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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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