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Questions about the novel "Ape and Essence" (1948) by Aldous Huxley. It is a dystopia which satirizes large-scale warfare. Use with [aldous-huxley]

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What does “the folds of every garment would have the inevitability and definitiveness of syllogisms carved in porphyry” mean?

This is a paragraph in Huxley's novel Ape and Essence, talking about a painting by Piero Della Francesca: For all their silken softness, the folds of every garment would have the inevitability and ...