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Notes on Suicide
Author: Simon Critchley
ISBN: 9781910695067
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Year: 2020
Publisher: Fitzcarraldo
Number of Pages: 108
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INR 299.00
About Book
Suicide is everywhere. It haunts history and current events. It haunts our own networks of friends and family. The spectre of suicide looms large, but the topic is taboo because any meaningful discussion must at the very least consider that the answer to the question ? ‘is life worth living?’ ? might not be an emphatic yes; it might even be a stern no. Through a sweeping historical overview of suicide, a moving literary survey of famous suicide notes, and a psychological analysis of himself, Simon Critchley offers us an insight into what it means to possess the all too human gift and curse of being of being able to choose life or death. Five years after its initial publication, this revised edition of Notes on Suicide includes a new preface by the author addressing shifts in the discourse surrounding suicide, particularly in relation to social media.
About Author
Simon Critchley is Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York. His books include Very Little… Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, and Tragedy, The Greeks and Us. He has also written short books on David Bowie and football, and a novella called Memory Theatre. He runs ‘The Stone’, a philosophy column in The New York Times and is also 50 per cent of an obscure musical combo called Critchley & Simmons. A new book, Bald, is forthcoming.
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