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Krazy Kat (review)


Artists have from time to time over the years found the sure knowledge that law and lawyers are an essential part of human life. But mostly they have worked without understanding. Thus, Daumier and Rowland and Hogarth bite, and when we grow stale or slow on our great tasks it is good, though unpleasant, to get such strong teeth sunk into our legs. Dickens bit, too, and bit with effect. Dreiser bit deeper, but he bit with less skill and so with less effect. And there was a French dramatist who I read when I was young who used inexorable Law as a modern substitute for the Fate of Greek drama. He also had no effect.