Disease and Destiny in Plague Literature from Early Modern to Postmodern Times
Chapter Six: How to Survive a Plague. Angels in America
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Influenza was the last of the classical pestilences; AIDS, both unpredicted and unpredictable within the framework of the old nosology, is the first of the postmodern plagues.
—MIRKO GRMEK, THE HISTORY OF AIDS
“Nor am I so obstinate and foolish as to imagine that because I am master of my own will, I can control fortune of which I am not master.”
—A SYRACUSE LEADER (THUCYDIDES, THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR, 4.64)
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