The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides: Dead Letters

The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides Dead Letters Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self death and the written word bringing together an unusual gallery of literary greats including Goethe Hermann Hesse Andre Breton Thomas Chattert

  • Title: The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicides: Dead Letters
  • Author: Gary Lachman
  • ISBN: 9781903517666
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self death and the written word, bringing together an unusual gallery of literary greats including Goethe, Hermann Hesse, Andre Breton, Thomas Chatterton, Walter Bejamin, and many .

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    1. I should, many a good day have blown my brains out, but for the recollection that it would have given great pleasure to my mother-in-law; and, even then, if I could have been certain to haunt her - but I won't dwell upon these trifling family matters.--Lord ByronDavid Foster Wallace's short story "Good Old Neon" begins with the short declarative sentence, "My whole life I've been a fraud". I know one isn't supposed to read the author into the narrator of a story and all of that shit our high sch [...]

    2. The sheer wealth of material available for inclusion in Dead Letters suggests that writers are an unnaturally melancholy bunch, but why? Do writers draw inspiration from the waters of some specially poisoned well that sculptors, composers or, for that matter, pastry chefs know not to taste? To be sure, there are plenty of painters and actors and all manner of people who have offed themselves, and writers who choose not to kill themselves far outnumber those who do; but the roster of literary sui [...]

    3. I came across this book after having written two pieces on literature and suicide myself. It focuses on the actual suicides of writers, poets, artists etc about which I have my academic concerns. However, there's a lot of information stored in the pages of the book and as such it's one of the better references out there. The structure could be a bit tighter with such a great potential. Some names get more intense treatment than others (which is normal to some extent) but the reasons for such cho [...]

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