The Savage God: A Study of Suicide [*SIGNED*]

By: Alvarez, A.

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[some discoloration to front pastedown and ffep, otherwise a solid clean book with very light shelfwear; jacket a little rubbed, with tiny closed tears at bottom corners of rear panel]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "For Tom Doyle, / Thanks for a really stimulating / talk. / Best wishes / - Al Alvarez / L.A., May 16, 1972." The British poet/essayist/critic's best-known work, which "begins with a personal memoir of the young American poet Sylvia Plath and proceeds into a study of how she, and so many artists in the twentieth century, chose to die. The book explores suicide as it has neer been described before. It is a deep compassionate insight into the realm of self-destruction from a personal, literary and existential point of view." As poetry editor and critic for The Observer in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Alvarez was instrumental in helping to bring Plath's work to the British reading public. Signed by Author

Title: The Savage God: A Study of Suicide [*SIGNED*]

Author: Alvarez, A.

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Muriel Nasser

Categories: Psychology,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1972)

ISBN Number: 0-394-47451-1

ISBN Number 13: 9780394474519

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20618

Keywords: Psychology Suicide Sylvia Plath Writers