Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Biblio Smiles
When You're Here, We'll Make a Book Nerd Out of You
 
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Death & Grief   Suicide

Stay: A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It


Mega Sale! Save 25% on the Stay: A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It by Yale University Press at Biblio Smiles. MPN: 9780300209365. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates


Product Description

Worldwide, more people die by suicide than by murder, and many more are left behind to grieve. Despite distressing statistics that show suicide rates rising, the subject, long a taboo, is infrequently talked about. In this sweeping intellectual and cultural history, poet and historian Jennifer Michael Hecht channels her grief for two friends lost to suicide into a search for history’s most persuasive arguments against the irretrievable act, arguments she hopes to bring back into public consciousness.
 
From the Stoics and the Bible to Dante, Shakespeare, Wittgenstein, and such twentieth-century writers as John Berryman, Hecht recasts the narrative of our “secular age” in new terms. She shows how religious prohibitions against self-killing were replaced by the Enlightenment’s insistence on the rights of the individual, even when those rights had troubling applications. This transition, she movingly argues, resulted in a profound cultural and moral loss: the loss of shared, secular, logical arguments against suicide. By examining how people in other times have found powerful reasons to stay alive when suicide seems a tempting choice, she makes a persuasive intellectual and moral case against suicide.

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Yale University Press
Part Number:9780300209365
Publisher:Yale University Press
Studio:Yale University Press
MPN:9780300209365
EAN:9780300209365
Item Weight:0 pounds
Item Size:0.5 x 8 x 8 inches
Package Weight:0.6 pounds
Package Size:5.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches

Stay: A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It by Yale University Press

Buy Now:
Stay: A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It

Brand: Yale University Press
4.2 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$16.00
$12.00
You Save: 25%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Suicide.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Yale University Press, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Last:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Protecting Psychiatric Patients from the Assisted-Suicide Movement: Insights and Strategies
By Praeger
ean: 9780275969578, isbn: 0275969576,
Shocked by the fact that, in the Netherlands, psychiatric patients are considered potentially appropriate candidates for physician-assisted suicide, Olevitch examines the research and data and finds that, even in the United States, the situation is t...

My Son . . . My Son . . .: A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide
By Brand: Bolton Pr Atlanta
mpn: 9780961632601, ean: 9780961632601, isbn: 0961632607,
At bottom, life and death are our greatest teachers--if we shall but listen. Iris Bolton's personal story of her son's suicide is a deeply moving, poignant one. It is a story of both a devastating tragedy and an exquisite triumph--and the agonizing, ...

Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide
By Bublish, Incorporated
ean: 9781946229533, isbn: 1946229539,
My brother took his own life on his thirtieth birthday. My life has never been the same. Thirty plus years after publishing the first edition of Dead Serious, this second completely revised and updated edition covers new ground: bullying, social medi...

Treating Suicidal Clients & Self-Harm Behaviors: Assessments, Worksheets & Guides for Interventions and Long-Term Care
By PESI Publishing & Media
ean: 9781683730842, isbn: 1683730844,
The most comprehensive, practical and user-friendly workbook to help save lives. Developed from years of working with the most challenging suicidal cases, Dr. Meagan N. Houston has created a workbook to prepare you for all the intricacies that affect...

Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk among College Students: A Comprehensive Approach
By Routledge
ean: 9781138039483, isbn: 1138039489,
Promoting Behavioral Health and Reducing Risk Among College Students synthesizes the large body of research on college students’ behavioral health and offers guidance on applying evidence-based prevention and early intervention strategies using a c...

Gender, Lies and Suicide: A Whistleblower Speaks Out
By Walter Heyer
ean: 9781732345348, isbn: 1732345341,
In Gender, Lies and Suicide, Walt Heyer analyzes the issues which fuel the tragedy of transgender suicide and shares selected stories from the many people who write him seeking to undo the tragic consequences from their decision to change genders. Tr...

Understanding Your Teen: Shaping Their Character, Facing Their Realities
By InterVarsity Press
mpn: 189768, ean: 9780830844876, isbn: 0830844872,
Parenting teenagers is one of the biggest challenges parents face. New realities make becoming independent more difficult. Teens are traveling a different road and are moving at a different pace than those of previous generations. Today's cultural en...

Radical Sacrifice
By Yale University Press
ean: 9780300233353, isbn: 0300233353,
A trenchant analysis of sacrifice as the foundation of the modern, as well as the ancient, social order The modern conception of sacrifice is at once cast as a victory of self-discipline over desire and condescended to as destructive and archaic abne...

The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
By SIMON SCHUSTER
ean: 9781476763828, isbn: 1476763828,

When the Thief Strikes
By Xlibris Corporation
ean: 9781450024396, isbn: 1450024394,
Bipolar Disease: A Thief that Steals One Man's DreamsDay relives her son s battle with mental illness in her new bookBipolar is the thief that struck author Patricia Temple Day's family, stealing her son's hopes and eventually his life. Moved by her ...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service
© 2019 - bibliosmiles.com. All Rights Reserved.