The Savage God

' Guardian 'To write about suicide ... to transform the subject into something beautiful - this is the forbidding task that Alvarez has set for himself ... he has succeeded.' New York Times

The Savage God

Using the untimely death of the poet and friend, Sylvia Plath, as a point of departure, Al Alvarez confronts the controversial and often taboo area of human behaviour: suicide. The Savage God explores the cultural attitudes, theories, truths and fallacies surrounding suicide and refracts them through the windows of philosophy, art and literature: following the black thread leading from Dante, through Donne, Chatterton and the Romantic Agony, to Dada and Pavese. Entwined within this sensitive study is the author's deeply personal account of his own unsuccessful suicide attempt, and together they form the most fascinating and compelling meditation on the Savage God at the heart of human existence.

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The Savage God
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Al Alvarez
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Using the untimely death of the poet and friend, Sylvia Plath, as a point of departure, Al Alvarez confronts the controversial and often taboo area of human behaviour: suicide. The Savage God explores the cultural attitudes, theories, truths and fallacies surrounding suicide and refracts them through the windows of philosophy,
The Savage God
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Alfred Alvarez
Categories: Literatur - Selbstmord Motiv
Type: BOOK - Published: 1971 - Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Using the untimely death of the poet and friend, Sylvia Plath, as a point of departure, Al Alvarez confronts the controversial and often taboo area of human behaviour: suicide. The Savage God explores the cultural attitudes, theories, truths and fallacies surrounding suicide and refracts them through the windows of philosophy,
The Savage God
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Alfred Alvarez
Categories: Literatur - Selbstmord Motiv
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher:

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The Alvarez Generation
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: William Wootten
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-30 - Publisher:

This book is the biography of a taste in poetry and its consequences. During the 1950s and 1960s, a generation of poets appeared who would eschew the restrained manner of Movement poets such as Philip Larkin, a generation who would, in the words of the introduction to A. Alvarez's classic
A Mood Apart
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Peter C. Whybrow
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

When first published in 1997 this groundbreaking work on the science of mood both redefined the field and—with compassion, understanding, and scientific rigor—made it accessible to those who would most benefit from the latest findings. Now, Peter Whybrow, one of the world's most distinguished psychiatrists, has updated his definitive account