Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
 
 
Newsletters
Subscribe to our Out of Town mailing list
* indicates required
Subscribe to our Local mailing list
* indicates required
 
 
 
The Savage God: A Study of Suicide, A. Alvarez
Stock Image

Author:    A. Alvarez

Title:   The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   Used - Good

Publisher:    W. W. Norton & Company May 1990

ISBN Number:    0393306577 / 9780393306576

Seller ID:   135051

Moderate rubbing wear to covers, firm binding, aged but unmarked text.

An Eighth Day View:

"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 broadly 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 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.

Price = 6.50 USD



Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to books@eighthdaybooks.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie