And so, to find the whiff of putrescence
surrounding Jean-Luc Melenchon, the former French presidential candidate and leader of the extreme-left party, La France Insoumise, one only has to recall Melenchon's recent meeting with Jeremy Corbyn at the September 2018 Labour conference in Liverpool to appreciate the nature of the man.
He wrote that "minute particles suspended, which are the germs of various low-forms of life, long since revealed by the microscope, and regarded as merely accidental concomitants of putrescence
" had now been shown by Pasteur to be its essential cause.
, raffinose, glutamine,###Zhang et al., 2011a
As Robert Hertz notes in his classic study of this practice, double burial treats the temporality of death as a zone of putrescence
separating two bodies.
"Artaud described a city under the plague: decaying cadavers, the stench of putrescence
, the delirium of those who were suffering, the frantic sex, the superstitious practices, the ceaseless parade of flagellators, the massacre of the Jews" but what fascinated Allendy and Artaud, he writes,
to Post-Mortem: Aesthetic Transformations in Victorian Burial Reform, Carleton University.
MACBEAN Two days before docking in The slave galley could be smelled, The putrescence
of blood, faeces, vomit and rotting bodies, Wafting downwind, The smell of the dead....
It was a revolution based on Abd al-Wahhab's Jacobin-like hatred for the putrescence
and deviationism that he perceived all about him -- hence his call to purge Islam of all its heresies and idolatries.
Rolfe note that many species in the genus Coprinus 'erect their caps, fructify, and deliquesce into a collapsed, black and semi-liquid mass, popularly regarded as a "horrible putrescence
."' (15) This autophagic deliquescence is actually a reproductive strategy that disperses spores and returns water and nutrients to the environment for future generations.
AFP quoted a Hurghada hospital official as saying that the bodies, which were buried for an unknown period of time, "arrived at the morgue in a complete state of putrescence