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Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide

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Charlotte Salomon's (1917-43) fantastical autobiography, Life? or Theater?, consists of 769 sequenced gouache paintings, through which the artist imagined the circumstances of the eight suicides in her family, all but one of them women. But Salomon's focus on suicide was not merely a familial idiosyncrasy. Nothing Happened argues that the social history of early-20th-century Germany has elided an important cultural and social phenomenon by not including the story of German Jewish women and suicide. This absence in social ...

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Nothing Happened: Charlotte Salomon and an Archive of Suicide 2013, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

ISBN-13: 9780472118557

Hardcover