Friday, November 12, 2021


Why Everything Is Tawdry

Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913-1994), Escolios a un Texto Implicito, II (Bogotá: Instituto Colombiano de Cultura, 1977), p. 206 (my translation):
Opinions, customs, institutions, cities, everything has become tawdry, since we gave up on mending the old in order to buy each day the flashy novelty.

Opiniones, costumbres, instituciones, ciudades, todo se volvió chabacano, desde que renunciamos a remendar lo viejo para comprar diariamente la novedad chillona.

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