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  - Bertrand - Goodreads

Sandwiched between two slices of personal recollection, the book is essentially a history of poetry as existentialism coming to know itself: through the prism of the changing artistic conceptions of ... Read full review

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


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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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