The Diary of a Superfluous Man

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The Diary of a Superfluous Man (Dnevnik Lishnego Cheloveka (Дневник лишнего человека)) is an 1850 novella by the Russian author Ivan Turgenev. It is written in the first person in the form of a diary by a man who has a few days left to live as he recounts incidents of his life. The story has become the archetype for the Russian literary concept of the superfluous man.

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