Dead, broke

Engraving from Gustave Doré’s 1861 illustration of Dante’s Inferno, showing Charon the ferryman bringing souls across the river Styx while the damned thrash in the shallows.

Of all the moving, wrenching accounts of death during the pandemic, Molly McGhee’s “America’s Dead Souls,” for The Paris Review stands out: haunting, furious and sad, a rude awakening of the status quo that denies any possibility of inaction.

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2021/05/17/americas-dead-souls/

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