A Questionable Rejection
What do I do?
There seems to be some confusion regarding how I stated that the works the second reviewer suggested to me don't exist. They simply don't. Zhe mentioned an author from my home country, who is deceased, but whose family I actually know. I shot them an email and they confirmed that X and Y works do not exist within the author's estate or known bibliography. I also have contacts at the national library and they couldn't find anything within their archives either.
Thanks for your advice. I'm just going to revise my article, send it elsewhere, and hope for the best.