A disturbing, provocative novel about the search for meaning and purpose.It follows one mans attempt to find his place in the world and expands to provide a general perspective on the human condition.Adventure in Suicide incorporates in one volume all the issues found in other first-person novels of the what-is-the-meaning-of-life school (chapter one), it provides a response both to these other novels and to the issues they raise about outsiderism and the duality of human nature (chapter two), and it offers one logical outcome of this resolution (chapter three).Bellows Dangling Man, Goldings Free Fall, Camuss Stranger, Sartres Nauseawhat are these books about? With what human predicament are they grappling? To answer these questions, Vivelos novel restates the problem in basic form and presents the resolution in simple, blunt terms by a character who has intimately experienced, and worked through, the issues.The unnamed protagonist explores various avenuesphysical adventure, sexual indulgence, intellectual and artistic pursuitsin his quest for significance and heightened consciousness. He comes finally to a startling conclusion. Steel yourself for its impact.
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Published June 1, 1995
by Northwest Pub.
Literature & Fiction, Self Help.