“This is authentic life, though it is not the poetic authenticity in which one feels uplifted rather than beaten down. But many cities around the world, like Kolkata, are dense with the small indignities of daily life. In these places, the romance of such authenticity is a joke.”

https://discover.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/privileged-nostalgia-on-hollywood-perception-and-the-quest-for-authenticity/

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