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  - noonaut - LibraryThing

A rather personal but detailed study of suicide by a man whose life has been marled by it; he investigates it historically, theoretically and empirically -- he knew Plath and tried to tale his own life. Rather more insightful.than Minois. Read full review

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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


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three Feelings
one Dante and the Middle Ages

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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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