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. Throughout the novel he rarely leaves his room or bed and just manages to move from his bed to a chair in the first 50 pages (…)”

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New open access article about hikikomori, Jan 2016


Warning 1

The article is published in a journal included in Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers.

Warning 2

This is NOT the first study to explore the indepth experience of individuals suffering from hikikomori syndrome in a non-clinical setting.