Art: The Depths, Etched

. . . the atrocities of war . . . the spectacle of Spaniards fighting among themselves; and all the time, like the drone of a bagpipe accompanying the louder noises of what is officially called history, the enormous stupidity of average men and women, the chronic squalor of their superstitions, the bestiality of their occasional violences and orgies . . . Goya recorded it all.

Thus Aldous Huxley introduces The Complete Etchings of Goya (Crown; $3.50), the first inclusive collection in book form. The new Goya reproduces, mostly in their original size, the 268 brutal, sometimes nether-worldly scenes which Francisco José...

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