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Author Strauss, Alix.

Title Death becomes them : unearthing the suicides of the brilliant, the famous and the notorious / Alix Strauss.

Imprint New York : Harper Paperbacks, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    362.28 STR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 325 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents Introduction: unearthing greatness -- Grave intentions -- The art of the suicide note -- Authors -- Virginia Woolf, drowning -- Ernest Hemingway, shotgun -- Hunter s. Thompson, shotgun -- Sylvia Plath, inhaling natural gas, oven -- Annie Sexton, carbon monoxide -- Additional facts -- Actors -- Spalding Gray, jumping -- Dorothy Dandridge, pills -- Peg Entwistle jumping from the 'h' of the 'hollywood(land' sign -- David Strickland, hanging -- Additional facts -- Musicians -- Ian Curtis, hanging -- Kurt Cobain, shotgun -- Elliott Smith, stabbing -- Michael Hutchence, hanging -- Additional facts -- Artists -- Vincent van Gogh, shotgun -- Diane Arbus, slit wrists and pills -- Mark Rothko, slit wrists and pills -- Additional facts -- Cartoon and comic strips -- Powerful people -- Adolf hitler, pistol and cyanide -- Sigmund Freud, morphine overdose -- Alan Turing, poisoned apple -- Abbie Hoffman, pills -- Additional facts -- The ten spot -- Questionable deaths you've heard of...and 10 you might not have -- Most famous murder/suicides -- Celebrities who killed themselves in hotels -- Most notable suicides for sports figures -- Of the most bizarre/gruesome suicides -- Greatest love story - suicides of cleopatra and antony among others -- Stolen headstones and ashes -- List of 75 attempted suicides.
Subject Celebrities -- Suicidal behavior.
Celebrities -- Death.
Entertainers -- Suicidal behavior.
Entertainers -- Death.
ISBN 9780061728563 : $14.99

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