/ Apr 25, 2017

Hernandez family to receive copies of suicide notes

The family of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will gain access to three handwritten notes the former NFL player wrote before killing himself, a family attorney said Monday. Lawyer George Leontire said Bristol Superior Court in New Bedford, Massachusetts, ordered release ...

Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

Jan 14, 2017

Mishima and the maze of sexuality in modern Japan

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In June 1948, novelist Osamu Dazai committed suicide. The 38-year-old, who had just completed his masterpiece, “No Longer Human,” and whose fame was peaking, jumped into Tokyo’s Tamagawa Canal with his mistress, Tomie Yamazaki, and drowned. With his acid wit and nihilistic vision, Dazai ...