Year: 1996 Source: Proceedings of The Pavese Society Newsletter, v.7, (1996), p.17-24 SIEC No: 19960024

In cases of double suicide, where mercy killing is not an issue, research suggests the role of a domineering husband who decides that both partners must commit suicide. This article offers insights into the sexual politics of this phenomenon by examining two cases of famous double suicides – Stefan Zweig & his wife Lotte, & Arthur Koestler & his wife Cynthia. (9 refs.)