Article: Moths To A Flame

Moths To A Flame

by Patrick Suskind for Guardian Unlimited Books

“Death as a subject? Is not death the non-subject par excellence ? However cheerfully we may chatter about love, there is little to say about death. It leaves us speechless. Once, we are told, in the good old days, in ancient times it was different. Death was more loquacious and affable, was part of society and the family, encounters with him were not avoided and if he was not a close friend at least he was on familiar terms with mankind. There has been a fundamental change over the past 200 years.”

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