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Psychology of the Rich Aunt: Being an Inquiry, in Twenty-Five Parts, Into the Question of Immortality

Psychology of the Rich Aunt: Being an Inquiry, in Twenty-Five Parts, Into the Question of Immortality

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Publisher Price: $12.95

ISBN10: 1939663377
ISBN13: 9781939663375
Publisher: Wakefield Pr
Published: Jul 24 2018
Pages: 96
Weight: 0.25
Height: 0.50 Width: 4.50 Depth: 6.90
Language: English

With Psychology of the Rich Aunt, German author Erich Mühsam made his ironic bid for authorial immortality by announcing his discovery that immortality in fact exists--specifically in the person of the Rich Aunt. Through 25 case studies, arranged alphabetically (from Aunt Amalia to Aunt Zerlinde), Mühsam argues his case: the Rich Aunt is able to live forever provided she has a nephew waiting for her demise and for his inheritance. The corollary revealed in these tales, of course, is that a Rich Aunt's eternal rest is directly tied to her nephew's deprivation of said inheritance. The pathways to an immortal's demise can thus be the result of anything from the vagrancies of sexual proclivities or the stock market to the unforeseen expenses of literary ambitions. The Rich Aunt emerges as the enduring fly in the ointment of Church, Family and State, the undoing of fate personified and the transformation of morality into mortality under the aegis of Capital.

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