"The world is really so surreal these days that it's necessary for us to blunt it somehow in order to stay sane. The artist functions to short-circuit the buffering mechanism, so that people can occasionally perceive the weirdness of things as they are."
Very early use of this somewhat disturbing idea.
Compare to Frank Herbert's uniflesh from The Dosadi Experiment (1977).
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