„New York is a woman
holding, according to history,
a rag called liberty with one hand
and strangling the earth with the other.“

— Adonis (poeta), "The Funeral of New York" (1971), from The Pages of Day and Night, trans. Samuel Hazo and Esther Allen (Northwestern University Press, 2000, .


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