Gallerie: Danse des Morts

~From Danse des Morts, Todten-Tanz, 1744~

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Death Dances with the Pope.

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A Heinous Book: The Sorrows of Young Werther

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This inconspicuous looking text was the impetus behind a rash of suicides in the late 18th century. Written by Goethe, this epistolary novel followed the sorrows of a young man whose true love is betrothed to another. The book accounts the man’s decent into depression and ultimately suicide.

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