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The absurd in literature

Author: Neil Cornwell
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Cornwell, Neil.
Absurd in literature.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006
(OCoLC)607781763
Named Person: Franz Kafka
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Cornwell
ISBN: 0719074096 9780719074097 071907410X 9780719074103
OCLC Number: 63702799
Description: xii, 354 pages ; 24 cm
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?
Responsibility: Neil Cornwell.

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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the phenomenon of the absurd in a full literary context (that is to say, primarily in fiction, as well as in theatre). -- .  Read more...

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"'I believe that with such a survey, Cornwell's book will be the new standard published volume on the absurd.' Professor Richard J. Lane"

 
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