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Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith

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Description for Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith Paperback. Num Pages: 368 pages, illustrations (black and white). BIC Classification: AVGP; AVH; BGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 133 x 24. Weight in Grams: 298.
Elliott Smith was one of the most gifted songwriters of the nineties, adored by worshipful fans for his subtly melancholic words and melodies. The sadness had its sources in the life. There was trauma from an early age, years of drug abuse and a chronic sense of disconnection that sometimes seemed almost self-engineered. Smith died violently in Los Angeles in 2003, under what some believe to be questionable circumstances, of a single fatal stab wound to the chest. By this time fame had found him, and record buyers who shared the listening experience felt he spoke directly to them from ... Read more

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About William Todd Schultz
William Todd Schultz is a professor of psychology at Pacific University in Oregon. He edited and contributed to the groundbreaking Handbook of Psychobiography, and curates the book series Inner Lives, analyses of significant artists and political figures. His own book in the series, Tiny Terror, examines the life of Truman Capote. Todd Schultz blogs for Psychology Today.

Reviews for Torment Saint: The Life of Elliott Smith
Brilliant, raw fuel for Schultz to add carefully collated detail and song deconstruction to explore a man in harrowing free-fall towards his 2003 suicide.

A clear-eyed and devastating new biography … as heartbreaking and well-crafted as one of Elliott Smith's songs
LA Times
Elliott Smith, whose soul presides over the lives of melancholy indie ... Read more

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