Year: 1991 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.3, (1991), p.37-44 SIEC No: 19910207

This biography of Vincent Van Gogh describes his unhappy childhood, & unsuccessful (in his life-time) career & relationships, & fits of anger. The author finds that Van Gogh may have been psychotic, & had a personality disorder. The author also asserts that Van Gogh’s suicide may fit Freud’s view that suicide is anger against someone else, since he had a violent argument before committing suicide, & before other violent acts. (VM)