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1st February 2015 Quotation ( First published December 1933 )

“So benumbered are we nowadays by electric lights that we have become utterly insensitive to the evils of excessive illumination.”
Jun’ichiro Tanizaki
In Praise of Shadows
First published in December 1933.
(Later translated by Thomas J. Harper and Edward G. Seidensticker)