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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253335630
ISBN-10: 0253335639
Format: Hardback
(5334mm x 3556mm x 21mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean Amery

Jean Amery (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 Amery's On Aging.