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But Strauss almost certainly knew what he was doing: this is the music that Herod likes, and it serves as a kitschy foil for the grisliness to come.
In the wartime trilogy Celine does more than thwart chronology; he also plunges his readers into a world of delirium that could be either fictional or factual--considering the historical scenes that he describes in all their horror and grisliness.
BENETTON may be the masters of the shocking advertising campaign, but they haven't dreamed up a billboard yet to match the grisliness of their fall in 1998, writes Steve Davies.