Year: 1972 Source: Annual Conference for the International Assoc for Suicide Prevention, (6th: 1972: Mexico), p.59-67 SIEC No: 19880207

The authors found only 200 songs out of thousands of folk songs published from 1889-1963 that made reference to self-destruction. These songs are therefore a rare phenomenon in Bulgarian culture. Themes of these folk songs include love, incest, impasse, serious illness, insult, loss of property, self-punishment, incitement to suicide, melancholia, & sex. (NBB)