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On Suicide : A Discourse on Voluntary Death

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... a moving, deep series of insights into the suicide's world... " -Kirkus ReviewsJean Amery (Auschwitz survivor and author of At the Mind's Limits) thought of On Suicide as a continuation of the kind of reflections on mortality he had laid down in On Aging. But here he probes further and more deeply into the meaning of death and into the human capacity for suicide or voluntary death.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 142 x 214 x 24mm | 399.16g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253335639
  • 9780253335630
  • 199,667

About Jean Amery

Jean Amery (1921-1978) was born in Vienna and in 1938 emigrated to Belgium, where he joined the Resistance Movement. He was caught by the Nazis in 1943, tortured by the SS, and survived the next two years in the concentration camps. He was author of seven volumes of essays and two novels. He committed suicide in 1978.John D. Barlow is Dean Emeritus of the School of Liberal Arts and Professor Emeritus of English and German at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. He is author of German Expressionist Film and several translations, including Jean Amery's On Aging.show more

Review quote

"On Suicide seeks to explore the state of mind those who are suicidal. It moves beyond the science to plumb the depths and explore the contradictions of the person facing such angst... The closed and dark is seen from within and for that it is immensely moving and fascinating."--The Expository Times, May, 2000 "On Suicide seeks to explore the state of mind those who are suicidal. It moves beyond the science to plumb the depths and explore the contradictions of the person facing such angst... The closed and dark is seen from within and for that it is immensely moving and fascinating."--The Expository Times, May, 2000show more

Table of contents

Translator's PrefaceTranslator's IntroductionPrefaceI. Before the LeapII. How Natural is Death?III. To Lay Hands on OneselfIV. Belonging to OneselfV. The Road to the OpenNotesshow more

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