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Suicide

Free Bird

By Sierra Crane Murdoch, from Yellow Bird, published this month by Random House. The book investigates a disappearance on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota and explores how…

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Document of Barbarism

From The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem. The book was published last month by the University of Chicago Press. Arendt, Scholem, and Walter Benjamin were German-born Jewish philosophers.…

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

From a letter written in July 1961 by the psychiatrist Howard Rome, who treated Ernest Hemingway at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, before the writer’s suicide earlier that month. The…

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Getting to the End

Gambling and suicide in Atlantic City

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You Are Not Alone Across Time

Using Sophocles to treat PTSD

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The Guantánamo “Suicides,” Revisited

A missing document suggests a possible CIA cover-up

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You Had to Be There

On the road with Doug Stanhope

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Voice in the Night

From Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism, by Jennifer Percy, to be published in January by Scribner. The book is an account of the two summers Percy spent reporting on a…

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On Suicide

And why we should talk more about it

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