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The Journal of a Disappointed Man

by W. N. P. Barbellion

A young man's candid and often humorous account of his struggle to come to terms with his own mortality. The Journal of a Disappointed Man is a diary written by Bruce Frederick Cummings, who wrote under the pen name W. N. P. Barbellion. The diary records Cummings' thoughts and feelings about his illness, his work, and his relationships. It is a candid and often humorous account of his struggle to come to terms with his own mortality. Cummings was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1910, and he died from the disease in 1919 at the age of 30. The Journal of a Disappointed Man was published posthumously in 1919, and it was an immediate success. The diary is considered to be a classic of English literature, and it has been translated into many languages.

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Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion was the pen name of Bruce Frederick Cummings (7 September 1889 – 22 October 1919), an English diarist who was responsible for The Journal of a Disappointed Man. Ronald B...

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