Having noticed the huge similarities in terms of theme and character between knut hamsun's hunger and john fante's ask the dust, i'd love to focus my dissertation around these two books. However the problem is we have to look at a trio of books! Can anyone suggest a third book that would fit in well with these two? I was considering notes from the underground, or the outsider by camus, but somehow they don't seem to fit and i don't want a third novel to feel "tacked on".
Any help or suggestions for novels would be fantastic, also any insight into comparison points/ common themes/ contrasts between hunger and ask the dust would be much appreciated, as i still have to determine the question on which to focus upon, its my first dissertation (gulp) and really still in the fledgling stages.
Any kind of insight/ advice will help me enormously, don't be shy! Thanks for your time.