All posts tagged “Death

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More Plant-Like: A review of Han Kang’s novel The Vegetarian

We tend to pathologize the ultimate no—suicide—as a shameful failure, the worst kind of failure. The shame of not having assimilated into normative culture, of not bootstrapping the self into a legible narrative of success. Of being merely unable. Melville’s Bartleby teaches us this lesson all too well. Those around Bartleby can’t read his preference […]

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“Teacher” — Langston Hughes

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Perseus and Andromeda (detail) — Joachim Wtewael

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Equality Before Death — William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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Great streets of silence led away / To neighborhoods of pause (Emily Dickinson)

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“All Things Decay and Die” — Robert Herrick

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“A Dream of Death” — W.B. Yeats

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When you are dead you will lie forever unremembered and no one will miss you (Sappho)

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“A long, long sleep, a famous sleep” — Emily Dickinson

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