Just in case it's not too late for me to add my thoughts,
If I understand this correctly, part of the problem is that the character can't seem to win because whatever he does, he knows his actions are being controlled by the author. Even his hatred of the author comes from the author.
But here's the thing: that's not necessarily true. If a character is developed enough and your imagination is strong enough, a character seem to act independently of the author's conscious will. The character becomes part of the author's own personality, even more so than he was before. I think if your character came to realize this, that could offer something.
Just my thoughts. And I only skimmed the above posts in the thread, so someone else may have said this already. :P