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A Great Plague Silence


How might Situationists and psychogeographists address a plague. Here's Ackroyd:

Any observer willing to enter the city during the plague would first have noticed the silence; there was no traffic except for the dead carts, and all the shops and markets were closed. Those who had not fled had locked themselves within their houses, and the river was deserted. Any citizens who did venture upon the streets walked in the middle, down the kennel, away from the buildings; they also avoided chance meetings. It was so quiet that the rush of the water beneath the bridge could distinctly be heard throughout the old City. Great bonfires were placed at intersections and in the middle of main thoroughfares, so that the streets were filled with smoke as well as the miasma of the dead and dying. The life of London seemed to be over.

from London: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd

But look at Camus's narrator in The Stranger

the_great_plague_silence.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/03 09:23 by morgan