Year: 1985 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of California, Berkeley, 1985. 847p. SIEC No: 19871133

Zeftel compares and contrasts the symbolism of the self as well as the self’s construction of social reality in suicide, madness (schizophrenia), and Bohemianism. Suicide is analyzed as a modality by means of which the self carves out a particular symbolic world.