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On Suicide: A Discourse on Voluntary Death

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Publisher Comments:

"... a moving, deep series of insights into the suicide's world... " --Kirkus Reviews

Jean Améry (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.

Synopsis:

"On Suicide" begins where academic and scientific studies of the subject leave off. "Instead of viewing voluntary death from the outside, from the world of the living and surviving," Amery writes, "I have tried to view it from the interior of those who call themselves suicidal or suicides."

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-160).

About the Author

Jean Améry (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 Améry's On Aging.

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface

Translator's Introduction

Preface

I. Before the Leap

II. How Natural is Death?

III. To Lay Hands on Oneself

IV. Belonging to Oneself

V. The Road to the Open

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253335630
Translator:
Barlow, John D.
Preface:
Amery, Jean
Preface by:
Amery, Jean
Preface:
Amery, Jean
Author:
Amery, Jean
Author:
Low
Author:
John D Bar
Author:
Barlow, John D.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Suicide
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
Autobiography; Continental; Holocaust Studies; Jewish Studies; Memoirs and Letters; Philosophy; Religion
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
A Discourse on Volun
Publication Date:
19990722
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.55 x 5.74 x 0.81 in

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Grief
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Suicide
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Religion » Judaism » General

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"Synopsis" by , "On Suicide" begins where academic and scientific studies of the subject leave off. "Instead of viewing voluntary death from the outside, from the world of the living and surviving," Amery writes, "I have tried to view it from the interior of those who call themselves suicidal or suicides."
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