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The Absurd

The Absurd Book
Author : Arnold P. Hinchliffe
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-06
ISBN : 1351631160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First published in 1969, provides a helpful introduction to the study of Absurdist writing and drama in the first half of the twentieth century. After discussing a variety of definitions of the Absurd, it goes on to examine a number of key figures in the movement such as Esslin, Sartre, Camus, Ionesco and Genet. The book concludes with a discussion of the limitations of the term ‘Absurd’ and possible objections to Absurdity. This book will be of interest to those studying Absurdist literature as well as twentieth century drama, literature and philosophy.

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd

The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd Book
Author : Mark Leffert
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-07-31
ISBN : 100008177X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Psychoanalysis of the Absurd offers an interdisciplinary study of Existentialism and Phenomenology and their importance to the clinical work of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. The concept of Absurdity, developed by Camus, has never been applied to the therapeutic situation or directly contrasted with its antithesis; the search for personal meaning. The book begins with narrative accounts of the historical development of Psychoanalysis, Existentialism and Phenomenology in 20th century Europe. The focus here is on fin de siècle Vienna and Paris between the Wars as the principal incubators of the two disciplines. Accompanied by composite case illustrations, Leffert then explores his own development of the Psychoanalysis of the Absurd, drawing on the work of Camus, Heidegger and Sartre. Absurdity is first discussed in relation to the Bio-Psycho-Social Self and Dasein is posited as a bridge concept, with personal meaning as the antithesis to Absurdity, before being discussed in relation to the world and how it impinges on self. A final chapter attempts to tie together particular issues raised by the book: Subjective well-being, Meaning, thrownness, Absurdity, Death and Death Anxiety and how we have become technologically enhanced human beings. Existential psychotherapy and psychoanalysis have, until now, largely gone their own way: the goal of this book is to fold them back into Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Establishing that the concept of Absurdity is of singular clinical importance to both diagnosis and therapeutic action, this book will be of great interest to clinicians, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scientists.

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd

Contemporary American Novelists of the Absurd Book
Author : Charles H. Harris,Charles B. Harris
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 1972-07
ISBN : 9780808400431
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the themes and styles of the absurdist novelists Joseph Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Thomas Pynchon, and John Barth

Management of the Absurd

Management of the Absurd Book
Author : Richard Farson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1997-03-13
ISBN : 0684830442
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Challenging managers to reexamine their assumptions about effective leadership, a study of organizations and human relations explores thirty paradoxical situations and the impact of effective leadership. Reprint.

The Specter of the Absurd

The Specter of the Absurd Book
Author : Donald A. Crosby
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Release : 2016-03-22
ISBN : 143840008X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is our century’s most comprehensive and wise treatment of nihilism in all of its guises, comparing favorably with Rosen, Cavell, and indeed with Spengler. Crosby argues that our culture is genuinely haunted by nihilism expressing itself in the fideism of fundamentalism as well as in the debilitating alienation from all orientation. This results from a one-sided development of Western culture. Unlike most writers on this topic, Crosby acknowledges many sources colluding to frame the culture of nihilism, including “the death of God,” the objectification of nature, the meaninglessness of suffering in a mechanical universe, the ephemerality of time in a world where value does not accumulate, the arbitrariness of historicized reason, the reduction of value to will, and the alienation of the Cartesian ego. These sources are reviewed in the first two parts of the book with the result that the phenomenon of nihilism becomes understandable. In its third and fourth parts, Crosby provides a critical analysis of the religious and philosophical forces leading to nihilism by discussing authors from the early modern period through Dostoyevsky, Sartre, Russell, and Derrida. He shows that these forces are skewed and impoverished and should not be allowed to determine our situation. The comprehensive attention to detail and the multi-perspectival interpretation demonstrates as well as asserts the richness of the culture that puts nihilism in its place. Part Five, finally, rephrases the criticism of the sources of nihilism in positive ways. Part Four in particular is a tour de force of philosophical argument. Its richness of nuance, plurality of views examined, and adroitness of critical interpretation provide cumulatively a powerful, non-nihilistic reading of the philosophic tradition. The force of the argument derives from its comprehensive, cumulative character. Crosby distinguishes and relates five areas of nihilism: political, moral, epistemological, cosmic, and existential. Throughout the book, he illustrates and examines these as they are expressed in literature and art, in daily life and practical affairs, and in philosophy. The book is richly erudite in its marshalling of consciousness from so many domains. Donald A. Crosby is Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd Book
Author : Martin Esslin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-04-02
ISBN : 0307548015
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd

Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd Book
Author : Avi Sagi
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2022-06-08
ISBN : 900449345X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an attempt to read the totality of Camus’s oeuvre as a voyage, in which Camus approaches the fundamental questions of human existence: What is the meaning of life? Can ultimate values be grounded without metaphysical presuppositions? Can the pain of the other penetrate the thick shield of human narcissism and self-interest? Solipsism and solidarity are among the destinations Camus reaches in the course of this journey. This book is a new reading of one of the towering humanists of the twentieth century, and sheds new light on his spiritual world.

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd Book
Author : Michael Y. Bennett
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-09-30
ISBN : 1107053927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Michael Y. Bennett's accessible Introduction explains the complex, multidimensional nature of the works and writers associated with the absurd - a label placed upon a number of writers who revolted against traditional theatre and literature in both similar and widely different ways. Setting the movement in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, Bennett provides an in-depth overview of absurdism and its key figures in theatre and literature, from Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to Tom Stoppard. Chapters reveal the movement's origins, development and present-day influence upon popular culture around the world, employing the latest research to this often challenging area of study in a balanced and authoritative approach. Essential reading for students of literature and theatre, this book provides the necessary tools to interpret and develop the study of a movement associated with some of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential cultural figures.

Re Thinking Character in the Theatre of the Absurd

Re Thinking Character in the Theatre of the Absurd Book
Author : Carmen Dominte
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2020-09-23
ISBN : 1527559882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using the character as a central element, this volume provides insights into the Theatre of the Absurd, highlighting its specific key characteristics. Adopting both semiotic-structuralist and mathematical approaches, its analysis of the absurdist character introduces new models of investigation, including a possible algebraic model operating on the scenic, dramatic and paradigmatic level of a play, not only exploring the relations, configurations, confrontations, functions and situations but also providing necessary information for a possible geometric model. The book also takes into consideration the relations established among the most important units of a dramatic work, character, cue, décor and régie, re-configuring the basic pattern. It will be useful for any reader interested in analyzing, staging or writing a play starting from a single character.

Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd

Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd Book
Author : M. Bennett
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2011-04-25
ISBN : 0230118828
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fifty years after the publication of Martin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd , which suggests that 'absurd' plays purport the meaninglessness of life, this book uses the works of five major playwrights of the 1950s to provide a timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre 'movements' of the 20th century.

The Absurd Hero in American Fiction

The Absurd Hero in American Fiction Book
Author : David D. Galloway
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 1981-06-01
ISBN : 0292703554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Analyzes the ways in which four contemporary novelists depict the rebel and the world that rejects him. Bibliogs

The Days of The Absurd Philosophical poems

The Days of The Absurd Philosophical poems Book
Author : Sorin Cerin
Publisher : Amazon
Release : 2022-10-01
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philosophical poetry or poetic philosophy? Sorin Cerin combines philosophy with poetry, being the author of a philosophical system called Coaxialism but also of many volumes of philosophical poetry. One of the representative poems being this with the title: "The Dreams of lead of the Death", whose lyrics are: "Wax candles, created from the emaciated bodies, of the Non-Senses of the Existence, are melted by the rays, of the Sacred Flames, of the Love, of the Divine Light, which have penetrated with difficulty, through the icy Darkness, from the Inferno of the Absurd, of the Illusions of Happiness, for to give us, the Wings of Angels of the Dreams, with which to we fly beyond us, up to the Star of Immortality, without it knowing, that we are being pursued, by the fangs, of bloody beast, of the Destiny, which crush us, with the Dreams of lead, of the Death, any Memory from the Future, toward which we want to go."

Reading the Absurd

Reading the Absurd Book
Author : Joanna Gavins
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 2013-06-27
ISBN : 0748669272
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What is the literary absurd? What are its key textual features? How can it be analysed? How do different readers respond to absurdist literature?Taking the theories and methodologies of stylistics as its underlying analytical framework, Reading the Absurd tackles each of these questions. Selected key works in English literature are examined in depth to reveal significant aspects of absurd style. Its analytical approach combines stylistic inquiry with a cognitive perspective on language, literature and reading which sheds new light on the human experience of literary reading.By exploring the literary absurd as a linguistic and experiential phenomena, while at the same time reflecting upon its essential historical and cultural situation, Joanna Gavins brings a new perspective to the absurd aesthetic.

Daniil Kharms and the Poetics of the Absurd

Daniil Kharms and the Poetics of the Absurd Book
Author : Neil Cornwell
Publisher : Springer
Release : 1991-06-18
ISBN : 1349116424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume of essays and other materials offers an assessment of the short prose, verse and drama of Daniil Kharms, Leningrad absurdist of the 1920s and 1930s, who was one of the last representatives of the Russian literary avante-garde.

Affirming the Absurd in Harold Pinter

Affirming the Absurd in Harold Pinter Book
Author : Jane Wong Yeang Chui
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-05-21
ISBN : 1137343079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using Martin Esslin's "invention" - the Theatre of the Absurd - to examine Pinter's works, Wong brings the complexities and intricacies of the plays to the forefront, provoking readers and audiences to reconsider and problematize more conventional studies of his plays.

Gospel of the Absurd

Gospel of the Absurd Book
Author : Robert Scot Miller
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2017-08-02
ISBN : 1498296475
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gospel of the Absurd is a project that originates in the anarchic experiences of a crack cocaine addict who was knocked off his high horse by an experience of Jesus. Having spent years as an enemy of the faith, R. Scot Miller came back to faith with the passion of a new convert infused with a subversive's heart for turning the world upside down. In the process of stumbling every bit as much as he learned to walk in the light, Miller begins to understand that the subversive claims of the gospel of Jesus as the Christ are not only the most meaningful response to the absurdity of the world, but that such absurdity demands a community of action that makes the subversive Christ the credible response to a culture and Christendom run amok with power and greed. Gospel of the Absurd is about an ethic informed by an absurd claim--that being the claim that voluntary sacrifice of privilege is the proper response to human brokenness and the systems of domination that have lured the church into apostasy. Miller then explores whether the church, by prioritizing care ethics over legislative or coercive justice, is the salvific experience Jesus is calling us to engage in.

Around the Absurd

Around the Absurd Book
Author : Enoch Brater,Ruby Cohn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Original essays honoring Martin Esslin, author of a seminal book on the theater of the absurd

Living in the Theater of the Absurd

Living in the Theater of the Absurd Book
Author : Susan H. McIntyre
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-08-10
ISBN : 1477149910
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Living in the Theater of the Absurd: Chronic Illness presents a unique look at adapting to chronic illness. With an active imagination, an outrageous sense of humor, and personal experience with chronic illnesses, the author provides an alternative to living as a victim. The first half of the book presents a new perspective and examples of thriving with specific chronic conditions. The second half of the book addresses issues that are common in all chronic illnesses. Household chores, clutter, family life, friendships, thought life, and more are addressed with both humor and solutions. This book empowers the reader to go beyond diagnosis and create a new lifestyle.

Towards a Novel of the Absurd

Towards a Novel of the Absurd Book
Author : Jean E. Kennard
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Towards a Novel of the Absurd book written by Jean E. Kennard, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Absurd in Wallace Stevens Poetry

The Absurd in Wallace Stevens  Poetry Book
Author : Roger H. Silver
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Absurd in Wallace Stevens Poetry book written by Roger H. Silver, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.