Wikipedia: “The second novel by Russian writer Ivan Goncharov, first published in 1859. Oblomov is the central character of the novel, portrayed as the ultimate incarnation of the superfluous man, a symbolic character in 19th-century Russian literature. Oblomov is a young, generous nobleman who seems incapable of making important decisions or undertaking any significant actions. … Continue reading Oblomov

New open access article about hikikomori, Jan 2016

Title: Hikikomori, a Phenomenon of Social Withdrawal and Isolation in Young Adults Marked by an Anomic Response to Coping Difficulties: A Qualitative Study Exploring Individual Experiences from First- and Second-Person Perspectives By Roseline Kim Fong Yong and Yoshihiro Kaneko   Warning 1 The article is published in a journal included in Jeffrey Beall’s list of … Continue reading New open access article about hikikomori, Jan 2016