Jean Améry

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Jean Améry (31 October 1912 – 17 October 1978), born Hanns Chaim Mayer, was an Austrian essayist.

Works

(in German unles noted)

  • Karrieren Und Köpfe: Bildnisse Berühmter Zeitgenossen, Zurich: Thomas, 1955.
  • Teenager-Stars: Idole Unserer Zeit, Vienna: Albert Müller, 1960.
  • Über das Altern: Revolte undd Resignation, Stuttgart: Klett, 1968.
    • On Aging: Revolt and Resignation, trans. John D. Barlow, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. (English)
  • Hand an sich Legen. Diskurs über den Freitod, Stuttgart: Klett, 1976, PDF.
    • Porter la main sur soi - Du suicide, Actes Sud: Arles, 1999. (French)
    • On Suicide: A Discourse on Voluntary Death, trans. John D. Barlow, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. (English)
    • Despre sinucidere. Discurs asupra morţii liber alese, ed. Monica-Maria Aldea, trans. Corina Bernic, Bucharest: Art, 2012, 184 pp. Excerpts. (Romanian)

Literature

  • Stephan Steiner, Jean Amery (Hans Maier): mit einem biographischen Bildessay und einer Bibliographie, Basel: Strömfeld/Nexus, 1996.
  • Thomas Brudholm, Resentment's virtue: Jean Améry and the refusal to forgive, Temple University Press, 2008, PDF.

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