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Author: Udo Grashoff
Publisher: London : Headline Review, 2006, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every year, around one million people commit suicide, yet, for most of us, it remains a taboo subject." "Udo Grashoff has discovered forty-five suicide letters that offer us unique insight into this phenomenon. The authors of each letter differ in age, sex, and class, but all cite strikingly universal reasons for their decision - unrequited love, mounting debts, the loss of a spouse, a frustrating domestic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Letters
Correspondence
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Udo Grashoff
ISBN: 0755314433 9780755314430
OCLC Number: 62089156
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: Leipzig : Reclam Verlag, 2004.
Description: 180 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Udo Grashoff.

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An anthology of over forty suicide notes.  Read more...

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'A remarkable anthology of suicide letters ... signalling a new fascination and openness about a centuries-old taboo' -- THE TIMES 'compulsively and repulsively fascinating' -- Alexander Waugh, Read more...

 
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