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The dance of death / Der Tanz mit dem Tod

Ein Basler Totentanz

Author: Greenaway, Peter

Publishing house: Christoph Merian Verlag
Publication year: 2013
Language: English & German
Format: Book, softcover, 92 pages, 23.0 x 29.2 x 1.0 cm
ISBN: 978-3-85616-634-2

CHF 33.00 In stock

In 1440 Death came multifariousily with disease, war, torture, the sword, the noose, the axe, poison, burning, starvation. Nothing that much changes but now we have the gas-oven, the motorcar, concentration camps, the plane crash, the electric chair, the long range drone and the atom bomb. Hobbes said life was nasty, brutisch and short. Life has got longer – maybe not such a good idea because the extra years add only quantity not quality – and evolution closely planned time into ist agenda – maybe three score years and ten is just about right – and for many anyway life is still nasty and bruish. There are seven billion of us. Why insist on longevity? Let´s dance away to Death. We could go accompanied by drums and fiddles. Few get such an accomplishment on Life.


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