From a little-known wide audience - "A Journey to the Land of Magic" by Henri Michaud (surrealism galore) and the first six stories from "The King in Yellow" by Robert Chambers ("an unreliable storyteller", a dream that merges with reality), "Weed / grass of time Norman Spinrad (the story of a man stuck inside a paradox he created). Several dozen stories by Harlan Ellison, usually nightmarish ("REM sleep function", "The pain of loneliness", "I need to shout, and I have no mouth", "Broken like a glass goblin", "Croatoan", "Hitler painted roses "...).
"Amendment 22" by Joseph Haller is the most famous work, containing a huge amount of absurdity. One simple example. According to the plot, the pilots of the Second World War could go home after a certain number of sorties. The number of sorties was constantly increasing and this made such an opportunity unrealistic. The second possibility was that you have to be crazy. However, if you said that you were crazy, it meant that you did not want to go on deadly missions again and again, which means that you are reasonable, adequate and suitable for flight.
like the commentators above, I hope I understood the question correctly, but it was just such, stunningly beautiful and delusional, that Neil Gaiman's book 'American Gods' appeared. in general, I think that all his books are wonderful, because it was based on his book about Coraline that they shot a gorgeous cartoon!
R. Shmarakov - "Calliope, Wood, Korisk" - a virtuoso, multi-layered, aesthetic novel-charade, off-scale and very fascinating delirium ..
I will not speak for a jerk, who is just a jerk, but my favorite book in the genre of magical realism is "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Marquez. The situations he prescribes are not so much delusional as incredible. You get so involved in it that you stop asking "how?" and why?". Ice is a man's invention, General Aureliano Buendía has been making relic goldfish all his life, the young man was always accompanied by yellow butterflies, and the beautiful girl ascended, taking with her dried sheets.
You never know what will happen next, but you will admire what happened before. And when something terrible happens - it hits you hard.
Hoffman "The Golden Pot" is a book in which reality merges with a fictional world, and all this turns into a large fountain of incredible emotions :)
Nobody remembered, but
"Chapaev and the Emptiness" of Pelevin
"Invitation to the execution of" Nabokov
I reread both and every time new! And these are wonderful books tearing space to shreds. If you want, walk through the walls, wake up as a different person.
By the way, Pelevin is generally stubborn, in my opinion.
Objectively speaking, all the classics of postmodernism are beautiful high-quality nonsense, from Joyce and Beckett to Pelevin and Sorokin.
Take any book of this genre and enjoy!
What books do you know with a moron, with a wonderful, graceful, beautiful, and, most importantly, high-quality nonsense?
"The Process" and "Metaphoses" of Kafka. In my opinion, sheer absurdity.
Eugene Ionesco "The Bald Singer"
Samuel Beckett "Waiting for Godot"
Take an interest in the literature of the "theater of the absurd" direction
"In practice, the theater of the absurd denies realistic characters, situations and all other relevant theatrical techniques. Time and place are uncertain and changeable, even the simplest causal connections are destroyed. and a terrible mood. "
It's strange that no one remembered Terry Pratchet. But there is a whole cycle of books about the life of Discworld, full of absurdity and grotesque. And what is important, the world is worked out in detail and it is pleasant to read the works
I liked, if not strange, the work of Matsuo Monroe.
Still, I recommend reading these 2 books: Teach Me to Die and Bang Bang.
There is a pretty interesting message, and a good writing style, and a description of Japanese life, and talk about madness and monkeys with a beer at the bar, and a huge rabbit representing inner fear. Delusional, but well-articulated mesmerizing creativity.
I hope I understood the question correctly. "We are staying for the winter" Shane Jones. Personally, I could not finish reading, although yes, it seems beautiful and definitely delusional. Many people love this book. And here is a really cool one: "Live" - Beloglazov and Danikhnov . That still artchaos
Don't throw stones at me, I really love Stephen King and I mean "quality bullshit" in a good way. In his collection "after sunset" there are works that belong precisely to this category, but at the same time they do not lose their attractiveness, fascination and leave only a good impression)
"Mythogenic love of castes" by Pavel Pepperstein and Sergei Anufriev. Especially the first volume, but the second is also nothing like that. I really recommend it if you haven't read it yet.
Brian Aldis "Barefoot in the head" is quite delusional and very high quality, but not at all fun.
Mick Farren "Jim Morrison after death" is also nonsense, but not so high quality, but funny.
Jeff Vandermeer "City of Saints and Madmen" - for an amateur, in fact, reading, but at one time I really liked it. Strugatsky "Monday begins on Saturday" and "The Tale of Troika".
Plays by Alan Milne. Not that completely nonsense, but truly English humor, which is not complete without oddities.
I would also like to mention "Kuuchuu Buranko" by Hideo Okuda (a novel from the series about the psychiatrist Irabu) and "The Tale of Four and a Half Tatami" Tomihiko Morimi. I still haven't managed to find them either in Russian or in English, but judging by the anime, it's quite so delusional.
I would recommend Zamyatin "We" if I understood your question correctly.
A lot of new symbols and a little more of all the best and brightest for you.
"Kalusha and Kalushats were puffing along. And she respected Butyavka, and willed: - Kalusha! Kalushatochki! Butyavka! Kalushat got hooked and they shook off Butyavka. And smelled. And Kalusha willed: - Oee! Oee! The bottle is not kicking! Kalushata The bottle got drunk. The bottle rattled, snatched up and fell off the cushion. And Kalusha wants the Kalushats: - Kalushachki! zyumo-zyumo uncooked. From the bottles they hit. And Butyavka wants to be smelled: - Kalushata smelled! Zyumo uncooked! Linguistic tales.
Grace is primarily associated with French literature. To the already mentioned Boris Vian, it is worth adding another great French writer, Raymond Queneau, and above all the story "Zazi in the Metro" (of the two available translations, I recommend the translation of Elena Razlogova and Maria Golovanivskaya). The movie of the same name is also good.
Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Roman series. Such a quite cute nonsense with great meaning. Sometimes you stop and think "WHAT ??". But it's worth it.
It's strange that they haven't written about Rabelais yet. I do not guarantee elegance and beauty, but you can look for a fool there. "Gargantua and Pantagruel" is a great example of quality delusion!
Koval Yuri Iosifovich - The lightest boat in the world, cute and charming 100% delirium, is more delusional than "Rastaman tales and all that" by Dmitry Gaiduk, well, or charming early poems by Grebenshchikov.>
And so, in search of high-quality, felt delirium, it is good to read and re-read "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter Thompson.
"Alice in Wonderland" :) And just the other day Brice Vian recalled "Foam of the days", the work of Kharms, representatives of the absurdist trend in literature.
Oh, and they'll shower me with tomatoes. But such, as described in the question as a book, I consider the work of the author Jerome D Salinger "Catcher in the Rye". Either I got acquainted with it when I was far from being a teenager, and it is really focused on a young mind .. Or there is a wonderful utter nonsense written there .. Because after reading it, there was only one thought in my head: "What have I just read?"