The Paradox of Suicide and Creativity
  • Author : M. F. Alvarez
  • Release Date : 12 November 2020
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Genre : Psychology
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 13 : 9781498523837
  • Total Download : 554
  • File Size : 55,6 Mb

The Paradox of Suicide and Creativity eBook PDF Summary

Book Description: If creativity is the highest expression of the life impulse, why do creative individuals who have made lasting contributions to the arts and sciences so often end their lives? M.F. Alvarez addresses this central paradox by exploring the inner lives and works of eleven creative visionaries who succumbed to suicide. Through a series of case studies, Alvarez shows that creativity and suicide are both attempts to authenticate and resolve personal catastrophes that have called into question the most basic conditions of human existence.

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