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The morbid poet: Gottfried Benn, the morgue and the mysterious postcard

Annette Tuffs Heidelberg, Germany   “Worst of all: not to die in summer, when everything is bright and the earth is easy on the spade.” So wrote the German poet Gottfried Benn (1886 -1956), three years before his death, in the poem “What’s bad”1. But if the wrong timing of one’s death is the very […]