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You have five second to find me a book where a self insert character is a good thing.

It's ok, I have a chair, so I will wait
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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>>7635230
Breakfast of Champions. Vonnegut mindfucks the fourth wall and it's pleasurable, not quite an insertion as you want, but still an insertion of his self.
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Anna Karenina, the greatest novel of the 19th century, has a self-insert in the form of Levin.
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>>7635263
xD le MINDFUCK

>>>/r/eddit
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>>7635230
VALIS. maybe
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>>7635284
notice how your post is the only one not contributing to the discussion?
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picture of dorian gray
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>>7635230
An autobiography
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Ham on Rye
Infinite Jest (Hal and Erdedy)
The Bell Jar

>All fiction is autobiographical
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The Things They Carried has an actual self-insert, not just a character similar to the author, and it does it well.
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>>7635230
A confederacy of dunces
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Maugham - Of Human Bondage
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>>7635494
Fuck yeah. That book helped me understand literature more than just about anything else. Nice to see it recognized on /lit/.
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>>7635274
Came here to post this.

Also, Pushkin's Eugene Onegin
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I'm waiting for the OP to come back and start screaming at everyone.
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>>7635775
Nah, they recommended some good looking books, so i am content on trying to read them later on
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you need a chair to sit down for five seconds waiting?
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>>7635230
The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch, although I'm not sure if there are any Dutch people in this thread.
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>>7637219
Is it any good? I read The Assault and it was awful. Really disliked it, but I'm open to having my mind changed?
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The Sorrows of Young Werther.
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>>7635230
10:04
The Divine Comedy
All sorts of shit by Phillip Roth
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>>7635230
William Lee from Naked Lunch
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Sure, OP. That would be Your Mum's Pussy, by Your Mum, into which I much enjoyed inserting my self only last night.
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>>7635274
War and peace also.
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>>7635230
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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The Sun Also Rises
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>>7637228
I definitely enjoyed it. I think Mulisch was a bit too bent on writing an epic, so the book drags in some places and the writer tries to impress the reader too much, especially in the beginning.
Overall, though, I would say this book is essential reading, even more so if you're Dutch. The prose is incredible at times and the story continues to surprise. On top of that, the friendship between Max and Onno is without a doubt one of the most memorable fictional relationships that I have read about.
TDOH is so much better than The Assault. This is Mulisch's magnum opus. Try to read the first part, at the very least. It's worth it.
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>>7635230
Portrait; Ulysses. try to not be so illiterate.
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>>7635263
You just blow in from reddit?
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>>7636767
How have you not heard of all of those books before? This you first day on /lit/?
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>>7637556
Says the guy who doesn't know how to use a semi-colon
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>>7635230
Hawthorne Abendsen is Philip k. Dick
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>>7637656

There's nothing wrong with how the semicolon is used in >>7637556. The comment expands to
>Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is one such book; Ulysses is another.
Pretty good really.
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>>7637670

As is Horselover Fat, down to the name even.
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>>7637705
OP has never read a book.
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>>7637698
That's not how semi-colons work my man
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>>7637726

What are you talking about? That's exactly how they're used, namely combining independent but related clauses in a single sentence.
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>>7635230

Slaughterhouse-Five
>inb4 reddit
in two ways: Billy Pilgrim, and the author in a cameo.
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>>7635494
>>7635245

Good answer. Also most of Hemingways work.

>>7635654
Still one of my favorite books man.
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>>7637653
>you dont know my list of books, so you are new
Fuck off, nigger
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>>7635230
In Search of Lost Time is the best work ever produced. The whole thing is a self insert
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Joseph McElroy - A Smuggler's Bible
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>>7635263

Vonnegut is trash and breaking the fourth wall is lame
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