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Love-literature-death is the thematic three-unit within the oeuvre of Jeroen Brouwers. His fascination with suicide was the beginning of the 1970s, when a friend had caught the life itself. Brewers ' desire to puzzle to understand the suicide resulted in the now legendary book the last door. This is the substantially revised and very comprehensive edition of the work appeared 30 years ago, that deals with the self-created death of Dutch-language writers. From feelings of compassion, understanding and solidarity with those who are in the past and the more recent time the hand to beat himself (of whom he has known a few of there very near), aims Banda on the basis of their literary work a possible explanation for their ultimate Act. With integrity and sensitive way different figures brouwers characterizes as François Haverschmidt (Piet Paaltjens), Menno ter Braak, Halbo Carbon, Jan Edara, Jan Arends, Dirk de Witte, Jan Emiel Van, Jotie T'Hooft and a host of others. This new edition also contains life histories of deceased persons in the last years: Adriaan Venema, Anil Ramdas Tepper, Nanne, Joost Zwagerman and Wim Brands. To the last door is a supplement was added (the Black Sun, the decorated death and scattered drafting) with essays on foreign writers as suicide enonderwerpen associations and sects, and rumors and fabrications about suicide. Some of this preparation has not been published in book form.