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On Suicide: A Discourse on Voluntary Death

On Suicide: A Discourse on Voluntary Death

by Jean Amery, John D. Barlow


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253335630
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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
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

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On Suicide: A Discourse on Voluntary Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ShaneTierney on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Very good. Not quite as good as At the Mind's Limits. This tends to ramble off track at some points--'Belonging to Oneself' probably suffers the most from this. 'How Natural is Death?" is probably the best essay. His insights and introspection are amazing.