Or is it “a beautiful flare of ruin, self-immolation, disaster?”
In higher-income countries, self-immolation was rare and most often carried out by males, many of whom had a psychiatric history.
Kent Sepkowitz looks at the centuries-long practice of self-immolation—and why it persists from India to Vietnam to Iran.
self-immolation has been around for centuries, having been intermittently practiced by protesting monks in the East.
It was as dramatic and cringe-worthy a self-immolation as I've ever seen.
Tears came into my sister's eyes; I could see the wings of self-immolation hovering over her.
self-immolation were easy in comparison with the infliction of one pang on her.
Great love is always capable of expressing itself in sacrifice and self-immolation.
The words fell chillingly on the blaze of her self-immolation.
These earliest experiences rarely got beyond a sort of dumb awe, a vague, vast, ineffectual desire for self-immolation.