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The Dedalus book of literary suicides : dead letters

Author: Gary Lachman
Publisher: Sawtry : Dedalus, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Although much has been written about the link between writing and suicide, no single explanation covers all the cases. Metaphysical beliefs, political ideals, aesthetic theory, and sheer narcissism have been some of the triggers for the plunge into annihilation." "For the first time, Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word, launching a taxonomy of suicide that brings  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
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Lachman, Gary, 1955-
Dedalus book of literary suicides.
Sawtry : Dedalus, 2008
(OCoLC)607760790
Online version:
Lachman, Gary, 1955-
Dedalus book of literary suicides.
Sawtry : Dedalus, 2008
(OCoLC)608578321
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Lachman
ISBN: 9781903517666 1903517664
OCLC Number: 166315492
Description: 321 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. A taxonomy of suicide --
2. The existential suicide --
3. The romantic suicide --
4. The surreal suicide --
5. The political suicide --
6. The manic-depressive suicide --
7. Ten suicides --
8. A suicidal miscellany.
Other Titles: Dead letters
Responsibility: Gary Lachman.

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"Although much has been written about the link between writing and suicide, no single explanation covers all the cases. Metaphysical beliefs, political ideals, aesthetic theory, and sheer narcissism have been some of the triggers for the plunge into annihilation." "For the first time, Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word, launching a taxonomy of suicide that brings together an unusual gallery of literary greats including Goethe, Hermann Hesse, Dostoyevsky, Andre Breton, Thomas Chatterton, Walter Benjamin, Arthur Koestler, Witkacy, Mayakovsky and a host of other fatal characters."--Jacket.

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