Year: 1975 Source: Baltimore, Md.: University Park Press, 1975. p.205-213 SIEC No: 19870949

This chapter uses folk songs to provide ideas about the frequency & the motivational structure of the act of suicide in Bulgaria. Self-destructive motivations found in the songs studied include love, preservation of dignity, insult, deceit or disappointment, impasse, physical suffering, & jokes. (LH)