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Savage God : A Study of Suicide - 71 edition

by A. Alvarez

Savage God : A Study of Suicide (ISBN10: 0393306577; ISBN13: 9780393306576)
ISBN13: 978-0393306576
ISBN10: 0393306577

Summary: "Suicide," writes the notes English poet and critic A. Alvarez, "has permeated Western culture like a dye that cannot be washed out." Although the aims of this compelling, compassionate work are boradly cultural and literary, the narrative is rooted in personal experience: it begins with a long memoir of Sylvia Plath, and ends with an account of the author's own suicide attempt. Within this dramatic framework, Alvarez launches his enquiry into the ...show more final taboo of human behavior, and traces changing attitudes towards suicide from the perspective of literature. He follows the black thread leading from Dante through Donne and the romantic agony, to the Savage God at the heart of modern literature. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 71
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 05/28/1990
International: No



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