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The Savage God: A Study of Suicide Download  2 Þ Después del suicidio de su admirada amiga la poeta Sylvia Plath y como una forma de entender su propia experiencia de suicida frustrado el ensayista crítico y poeta Al Alvarez recorre la historia de la autoaniuilación desde Roma hasta el psicoanálisis Observa el castigo social hacTe sobre las fuerzas oscuras ue nos acechan“Los elocuentes ensayos de Alvarez son ricos en anécdotas y están escritos por la mano de un verdadero cultor de la poesía ue ha dedicado su vida a ella” JM Coetzee “Al Alvarez es el hombre más caballeroso y amable ue ustedes o yo jamás podríamos conocer” John Le Carré. What shelf do you put a literary approach to suicide on Any way have put it in 'spirit' Good overview of historical attitides to suicide psych etc and very personal on the death of his friend Sylvia Plath and his own attempted suicide Have read it a few times and if I had a suicide shelf would have this as a key text Suicide as in to do with existentialism rather than depression by the way the sort of 'can't take any ' 'I will punish you' acts of suicide important of course but part only of a much bigger and fascinating set of uestions As the Hamlet boy said

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Después del suicidio de su admirada amiga la poeta Sylvia Plath y como una forma de entender su propia experiencia de suicida frustrado el ensayista crítico y poeta Al Alvarez recorre la historia de la autoaniuilación desde Roma hasta el psicoanálisis Observa el castigo social hacia el suicida y muestra a través de la li. If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewPlath “The Savage God A Study of Suicide” by Al AlvarezOriginal Review 2002“Suicide is after all the result of a choice However impulsive the action and confused the motives at the moment when a man finally decides to take his own life he achieves a certain temporary clarity Suicide may be a declaration of bankruptcy which passes judgment on a life as one long history of failure But it is a decision which by its very finality is not wholly a failure There is I believe a whole class of suicides who take their own lives not in order to die but to escape confusion to clear their heads They deliberately use suicide to create an unencumbered reality for themselves or to break through the patterns of obsession and necessity which they have unwittingly imposed on their lives”In “The Savage God A Study of Suicide” by Al Alvarez

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The Savage God A Study of SuicideTeratura ue puede significar muchas cosas un grito de ayuda desesperado un rechazo radical del mundo el mayor acto de libertad una confesión de fracaso Alvarez construye un estudio incomparable sobre un tema todavía poco pensado y sigue el hilo negro para proponer una nueva teoría del arte y sobre todo reflexionar vitalmen. I discovered this fascinating book while looking for biographies of Sylvia Plath The author was a friend of the ill fated poet’s; her untimely demise inspired him to write this book Despite media blowhards’ constant assertion that suicide is at an all time high nothing could be further from the truth Self destruction indeed has a long and storied history—from the Vikings who believed eternal paradise would be denied those who didn’t die violently whether in battle or by their own hand to the Christians who willingly offered themselves to the lions in the Roman arenasas long as their families were compensated Suicide wasn’t always the social and moral taboo it is in modern times I was astonished to learn that early Christians offed themselves in such numbers in order to reach heaven and avoid sin that suicide was itself made a sin The ancient Greeks even pragmatically established legal guidelines for the actWhoever no longer wishes to live shall state his reasons to the Senate and after having received permission shall abandon life If your existence is hateful to you die; if you are overwhelmed by fate drink the hemlock If you are bowed with grief abandon life Let the unhappy man recount his misfortune let the magistrate supply him with the remedy and his wretchedness will come to an end –Athens Greece statuteExcellently written The Savage God is filled with memorable disuieting and thought provoking uotes from throughout history Here are a few of my favoritesFrom each branch liberty hangs Your neck your throat your heart are all so many ways of escape from slaveryDo you enuire the road to freedom You shall find it in every vein of your body – SenecaListen to the newborn infant’s cry in the hour of birth—see the death struggles in the final hour—and then declare whether what begins and ends in this way can be intended to be enjoyment – Soren Kierkegaard Enter without knocking but you are reuested to commit suicide before leaving – from a magazine published in Romantic era ParisThe thing most feared in secret always happens – Cesare PaveseIndeed