Year: 1994 Source: The Slavonic and East European Review, v.72, no.3, (July 1994), p.401-423 SIEC No: 20010847

This article discusses suicide in Russian literature, specifically the Petersburg texts. The influence of authors, such as Radishchev, Gogol, & Grigorivich, on this genre are discussed. The article also analyses the means of & motivations for suicide in several stories from this Russian genre. (53 refs) (SC)