Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Tonight is the night that witches party. There is a wild, fantastic depiction of this in Goethe’s Faust and there are memorable reworkings throughout literature and the arts–in Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain, Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, and in Mussorgsky’s musical piece Night on Bare Mountain. Here are some evocative and scary illustrations by Stefan Eggeler for a 1922 edition of Gustav Meyrink’s Walpurgisnacht.

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