Letter: Suicide remains a mystery

AS ONE who has successfully overcome depression by means of creative self-expression, and who admired Sarah Kane enormously, I found Paul Gordon's article ("You don't have to be suicidal to be an artist, and it doesn't help", Culture, 28 February) offensive. As Mr Gordon says, the real reasons for the suicide of Miss Kane, and those of the other artists who have taken their own lives, will never be known. To argue that their art led them to kill themselves is to paint an extremely distorted picture.

JESS CULLY

London E11

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