“Accusing the anointers in the great plague of Milan in 1630” (Wikimedia Commons)
Lessons from Literature
Life and Death in Bergamo

A classic short story by Danish writer Jens Peter Jacobsen—notorious in his time for its pessimism—offers a surprising kernel of hope in our own time of plague.

Published on: April 25, 2020
Morten Høi Jensen is the author of A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen (2017).
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