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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Alvarez, is an amazing writer, and this is one of the most insightful and beautiful books on suicide I have ever read. Alvarez may be considered a minor poet, but he is a God among critics, with the heart of a very great poet. Read full review

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excellent historical account. very interesting and informative. Read full review

Contents

one Fallacies
79
three Feelings
120
one Dante and the Middle Ages
143
Copyright

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About the author (1972)

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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