Suicide in Mind
LITERARY STUDIES: GENERAL. Virginia Woolf, Cesare Pavese, Sarah Kane, Ernest Hemingway, Anne Sexton, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Sylvia Plath, Hunter S. Thompson. Eight remarkable writers of international acclaim with at least one thing in common - they all committed suicide. Research in the UK and USA has established that suicidal thoughts are more prevalent in writers than any other profession. But what causes writers with suicide in mind to take the deadly step of committing the act? Taking a forensic approach, Arthur Lawrence picks apart the life and works of each writer in turn to discover how, why and with what far-reaching consequences these literary greats had suicide in mind.
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Ernest Hemingway The Conundrum Man
Sylvia Plath Almost an AllAmerican Girl
Thomas Lovell Beddoes The Nearly Man
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