The savage god: a study of suicide

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Random House, 1972 - Psychology - 299 pages
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A distinguished poet explores the reasons for suicide and man's attitude toward self-destruction from historical and literary perspectives

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Review: The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

And I see myself, flat, ridiculous, a cut-paper shadow Between the eye of the sun and the eyes of the tulips, And I have no face, I have wanted to efface myself. The vivid tulips eat my oxygen ... Read full review

Review: The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

User Review  - Paul Johnston - Goodreads

I first read this book when I was eighteen and it made quite an impact on me. It was interesting coming back to it after more than thirty years and it is indeed an excellent book. The two personal ... Read full review


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Alvarez is the author of numerous books and anthologies of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism. He is also a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books and perhaps the only published poet ever to participate in the World Series of Poker.

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