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Suicide century : literature and suicide from James Joyce to David Foster Wallace

Author: Andrew Bennett
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book engages with literary, philosophical, historical and sociological perspectives on suicide, while also engaging with medical humanities and offering detailed analyses of key literary texts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Bennett
ISBN: 9781108418041 110841804X
OCLC Number: 999672077
Description: vi, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Literature and suicide --
The animal that can commit suicide: history, philosophy, literature --
A world without meaning: Ford Madox Ford and modernist suicide --
The love that kills: love, art, and everyday suicide in James Joyce --
Death death death lovely death: Stevie Smith, Sylvia Plath, and the idea of suicide --
What must it have been like?: suicide and empathy in contemporary fiction --
Inside David Foster Wallace's head: attention, loneliness, boredom, and suicide --
Epilogue: the contemporary suicide memoir.
Responsibility: Andrew Bennett.

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