Long-standing beliefs in the power of the corpse to generate life from its putrefying
liquids, to kill by contagion, to bleed, to walk, even to attack the living, remained manifest in resistance to reformist funerary and burial rituals, in local reports of appearances of the un-dead, and in fictional representations of corpses and ghosts, including those on the public stage.
Whether it is a discarded lager can, a burnt-out car or a washing machine it has no place among the meadowsweet or violets that, courageously, stand out from these decaying, rusting, rotting, putrefying
mounds of human waste.
One such link is the transposition of the traumatic disruption of bodily integrity onto slaughtered women, so that the ruined, shell-holed landscape of the trenches and the putrefying
corpses of men are transmuted in imagination into female bodies, for in the sexual imaginary the male body is bounded, impregnable, and unchanging, whereas the female body is permeable, unbounded, and disturbingly mutant, or there is the return of the repressed fear of loss of manhood, which trench warfare induced, but refocused on the voracious city whore.
This place has saved me,'' said 24-year-old Sashi Sardar as he changed the bandages around the putrefying
leprosy ulcers of a middle-aged woman's right foot.
Not long afterward her body, covered with cigarette bums, is found putrefying
in a Renault in a Paris alley, along with a suicide note.
Preposterous," said Zeckendorf counter-offering five dollars which, he pointed out, was well over the going market price for that putrefying
strip of land.
Visitors to it were faced with a disembowelled cow carcase putrefying
in a glass case under hot lights.
That critics have, historically, been frustrated "artists" who become the kept whores of a putrefying
status quo should be equally known.
Nathaniel's in St Mary's Row, Moseley, was fined PS12,000 after hygiene inspectors found out-ofdate and putrefying
food at the premises - including green liver and rancid lamb chops.
Immediately outside my main location we have a pool of putrefying
mud over 60m in length and covering the whole width of the street.
In order to gauge the pressure of the particular gases that can actually develop inside a putrefying
ichthyosaur, the researchers sought comparative models and found one in human corpses: Humans and many ichthyosaur species have a similar size range.