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Author Cornwell, Neil.

Title The absurd in literature / Neil Cornwell
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 354 pages)
Contents The theoretical absurd: an introduction -- Antecedents to the absurd -- The twentieth century: towards the absurd -- Around the absurd I: twentieth-century absurdist practice -- Around the absurd II: the Theatre of the Absurd -- Daniil Kharms as minimalist-absurdist -- Franz Kafka: otherness in the labyrinth of absurdity -- Samuel Beckett's vessels, voices and shades of the absurd -- Flann O'Brien and the purloined absurd -- Beyond the absurd?
Summary Neil Cornwell presents a study of the absurd, covering fiction and theatre. He includes sections on the antecedents, history and theory of the absurd, which are complimented by case studies of four authors. He concludes by examining how it has infiltrated the 21st century in television, radio, film and advertising
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-335) and index
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Subject Absurd (Philosophy) in literature.
Genre/Form Anthologies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781700966
1847791670 (electronic bk.)
9781847791672 (electronic bk.)