Dovegreyreader on Adalbert Stifter (author of Indian Summer amongst many other things, and a writer of some importance to W.G. Sebald):

Adalbert became a tutor to the aristocrats of Vienna and was held in high esteem there at least and gradually established a profitable writing career. Sadly life and his liver went into a terminal decline and with it his mental faculties until finally Adalbert slashed his throat with a razor at the age of sixty-three. He died two days later which doesn't bear thinking about and is probably best glossed over.

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