Literature for the sad
April 28, 2011 2:50 AM Subscribe
What recommendations do you have for literature with tones and themes of sadness/loneliness/inadequacy/anxiety/perfectionism/depression/alienation/dissatisfaction? (Not all in a single book, of course).
posted by parjanya to writing & language (50 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently going through a difficult period in my life and suddenly feel like reading a book. I'm looking for writing that reflect the emotions I've been having, so I can reach a sort of catharsis while at the same time enriching myself through literature. It doesn't HAVE to be literature, but I'd prefer more 'serious' works, especially ones with beautiful style. Any recommendations?