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Lisa Lieberman teaches modern European cultural and intellectual history at Dickinson College. Her work, both fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in various journals, and she wrote the "Suicide" entry in the Oxford Companion to the Body. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.


Wonderfully lucid and nervy meditation...provides an illuminating sketch of suicide over the centuries...enlightening...absorbing. The Philadelphia Inquirer An intellectually courageous book, Lieberman's arguments challenge conventional views on suicide and deserve serious consideration. -- Howard I. Kushner, Ph.D., Professor, Rollins School of Public Health and Graduate Institute for Liberal Arts, Emory University Intellectually rich meditation...engaging, erudite...provocative and sometimes heartfelt arguments will make readers reexamine the issue. Publishers Weekly In this pithy book Lisa Lieberman explores the underlying influence that literature has had on individual human self-destruction throughout history. -- Derek Humphry Slender and elegantly written... The asperity of Lieberman's wit is particularly welcome in this territory...Lieberman sets the bar pretty high. -- Laura Miller, Loyola University Chicago Salon.Com Leaving You...asks provocative questions about how we in the 21st century respond to suicidal violence. Death Studies a spirited...writer... Her attempt to restore...dignity to "the so-called vistim" is...brave and important... -- George Howe Colt, M.A. New England Journal Of Medicine [Lieberman's] enterprise is a noble one: disabuse us of the notion that suicide is meaningless. Hampshire Gazette Lieberman offers a thought-provoking contrast to George Rosen's classic work on the history of suicide. Highly recommended. CHOICE Offers a richly textured historical narrative. Displays a great facility at synthesizing disparate sources...into a compelling explanation... Metapsychology Online Reviews

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