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> In other words, TSE initially had decided to use a quite inward-looking quote
> from Conrad ("The Horror! The Horror!"),
"Inward-looking"? Perhaps, but the carnage in the Congo was such that
"The Horror" is a violent understatement, and not inward looking at all.
Classical allusions, however, carry a tone of "it's all happened before,
nothing is new."