Year: 1996 Source: Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc., 1996. p.93-106 SIEC No: 20020262

This chapter focuses on the use of literature in the study of suicide. Discussions of the Greek tragedies of Oedipus & Antigone are presented. There is also a discussion of using the fictitious writings of authors, such as Sylvia Plath, to investigate their suicides. The analysis of literature as a method of investigating cultural attitudes toward suicide is also discussed. (49 refs) (SC)