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Existential crisis theme

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Are there any literary works similar to picrelated, that is meaning the main character being socially isolated miserable failure, being a wimp, coward and stuff?
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Notes From the Underground by Dostoevsky.
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Search him on Literature Map, imma pretty sure Yukio Mishima wrote some works, similar to No longer human (though not that extremely sad)
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The Day of the Locust
Ask the Dust
Too Loud a Solitude

I feel like I've read way more of this kind of book than those three but I can't recall very many right now. Also my diary desu
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>>7323252
Thanks m8
>>7323261
I did read Confessions of a Mask, but all his other works are diffrent from what I''m looking for.
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>>7323266
post your diary anon!
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>>7323266
>The Day of the Locust
I saw the movie, didn't seem to be a harcore drama.
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>>7323266
Thanks for Too Loud a Solitude, might be it.
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I know /lit/ hates Miller for whatever reason, but DoaSm fits your criteria.
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>>7323322
I personally love Miller, but i don't know what DoaSm stands for. Can you decipher that anon?
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>>7323343
Death of a Salesman
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>>7323355
Lol, sorry thought bout the other Miller. Certainly a sex-addict cannot be any miserable.
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Why doesn't my city library system have this book? Are they just a bunch of normies or what?
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>>7323387
if ur city is a town, yes. just go over gen.lib.rus.ec
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>>7323403
I cant stand to read anything that isn't a hard copy. Except shitposts of course
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>>7323419
Wow, really a patrician aren't you
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>>7323220
Your life
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>>7323419
then print it out u fuck
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>>7323422
>reading
>not doing a headstand on top of the book and absorbing it's information through osmosis
unwashed plebian etc
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>>7323422
No. Its just that one of the things I enjoy about reading books is they don't blast my retinas with a fuckton of photons. Plus I lack the discipline to read more than 5 pages at once on an internet capable device.
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>>7323220
stoner
of human bondage
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>>7323425
Yup captain, but I need to read stuff too. That's better experience than living.
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>>7323433
Maybe i missed something, is like E-Ink and Retina percepted by the eye in the same way?
Also my argument in this case, is that there's no point in buying a book by a dead author, since you practically pay the publisher fatcats.
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>>7323445
Danke schön!
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>>7323461
I typically don't buy books because I use the library and why would I care who the money is going to? I am buying a copy of the book, not donating my money to a cause I deem worthy.
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>>7323445
So stoner.
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>>7323461
>in buying a book by a dead author, since you practically pay the publisher fatcats
If you really loved those works you'd buy the physical copies. Why would a publisher try to innovate with the works and commission new translations when there is no interest? Don't you respect translators?
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>>7323572
I'm too normie for foreign literature, so yes i don't. I will stick to my point.
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>>7323287

The book is infinitely better. One of my favorite novels ever. Not really an existential novel, though. Maybe Homer's character, but it's more a novel of entropy and revelation.
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>>7323363
Willy is a manchild, sex-addict, and overall failure trying to live through his sons, who are also miserable failures. On top of that, he's mentally ill. It's one of the greatest American tragedies.
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>>7323220
The Hour Of The Star sort of, although it's not in first person.
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Hermann Ungar - The Maimed
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>>7323279
kek
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