Posts Tagged: memento mori

“And She Went on Her Way Rejoicing”

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Muriel Spark and the perennial question: “Am I a woman or an intellectual monster?” ...more

Lovely Bones

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Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep thinking about skeletons.

This Lapham’s Quarterly piece by Matthew Leib starts with a science teacher perching hip bones behind his head and “declar[ing] in a deranged falsetto that he [is] Mickey Mouse,” then meanders through memento mori and satires of the danse macabre before coming full circle with an old cartoon of Disney’s reigning rodent playing the organ while a troupe of skeletons “hoof away in the background.”

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