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This list contains information about suggested reading for sparking an existential crisis. If you find yourself musing about the meaning of life and contemplating the purpose of existence, you might be ready for an existential crisis. Some of these works were written by brilliant scholars from past eras, while others were written by modern psychologists and authors.

What are some examples of a book that can spark an existential crisis? Several of Albert Camus' writings can be found on this list. Lyrical and Critical Essays finds the young Camus, once a set designer describing states of mind, feelings and emotions with natural landscapes and vivid images, painting the reader unforgettable portraits with shades of things to come. Lyrical and Critical Essays was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Drunkards Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives is another great book for examining existential thought. It is a magnificent exploration of the role that chance plays in our lives. Often historical, occasionally hysterical, and consistently smart and funny, this book challenges everything we think we know about how the world works.

What are your favorite books for diving deep into existentialism? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Factotum


One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel, entitled Factotum, follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money, but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.
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The Drunkards Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives


The Drunkard's Walk is a magnificent exploration of the role that chance plays in our lives. Often historical, occasionally hysterical, and consistently smart and funny, this book challenges everything we think we know about how the world works.
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Lyrical and Critical Essays


The young Camus, once a set designer describes states of mind, feelings and emotions with natural landscapes and vivid images, painting the reader unforgettable portraits with shades of things to come. Lyrical and Critical Essays was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Parasite Rex


I have long had an interest in parasites. The ones that can dwell within, as well as the nasty ones that feed externally (i.e., mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, etc.) This book will tell you everything you want to know and NEVER wanted to know about how dangerous they truly are. Once you pick up this book, unless you just have a weak constitution, you won't be able to put it down. It's fascinating, frightening and an education in the bizarre, but absolutely true.