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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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A literary and philosophical investigation on death and suicide, but this is something much more than that. This is a deeply personal book, and does not seem clinical or insensitive. The book begins ... Read full review

Contents

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