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Hi /lit/ I'm looking for some novels that capture the quiet mundanity of life like the films of Yasujir? Ozu and Eric Rohmer

I've tried Henry James, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Jane Austen. Hardy came closest but he Tess and Jude the Obscure were a little too heavy-handed for my tastes,
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JL Carr - A Month in the Country
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>>4949438
>quiet mundanity of life

Knausgaard maybe?
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>>4949438
The Red Pony by Steinbeck, maybe?
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Eleven quiet little tales from Le Guin's fictional European country of Orsinia.
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Pan by Hamsun. Sorta.
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>>4949884
Yeah, I think Steinbeck in general is what you're looking for. The chapters in East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath where he goes off on tangents and describes random shit are gr8
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Makioka Sisters by Tanizaki.
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>>4949472
This one was pretty good.

Should we make a recommended slice of life literature chart? mite b cool
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>>4949438
Suttree by cormac mccarthy, also thank you very much op, i was looking for the phrase "slice of life" really, thank you.
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Bump for more suggestions
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>>4949438
Canary Row by Steinbeck (or any Steinbeck for that matter) really comes across as just a glimpse into the lives of a few characters for a short while, leaving you fulfilled.

The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway is somewhat like this too. Especially the fishing scene.
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>>4949438
Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
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Jane Austen's books remind me of Rohmer
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Raymond Carver
Richard Yates
James Purdy
Anton Chekhov
John Cheever
James Joyce (Dubliners)
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