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Cut-the-Crap Fiction



    "All great literature is about what a bummer it is to be a human being."                                                                                                                                      

                                (Kurt Vonnegut)


    For your enlightenment and thoughtful entertainment:

    Clary Antome presents a non-exhaustive list of fictional texts that have explored human reality in its usual mixture of conflict, squalor and confusion !


    If you’re looking for glimpses of life on this planet, try reading:


    Saul Bellow Dangling Man

    Albert Camus The Stranger

    Anton Cekhov Uncle Vanya

    Louis-Ferdinand Céline Journey to the End of Night

    Edmundo Desnoes Inconsolable Memories

    Annie Ernaux Cleaned Out

    Gustave Flaubert Bouvard and Pécuchet

    Hans J.C. Von Grimmelshausen The Adventurous Simplicissimus

    Franz Kafka The Castle

    Henry de Montherlant The Bachelors

    Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar

    Jean Rhys  Voyage in the Dark


                         After Leaving Mr Mackenzie

    J.D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye

    Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea

    Hans-Ulrich Treichel Lost

    Voltaire Candide

    Kurt Vonnegut Breakfast of Champions



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