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Quests surd and absurd; essays in American literature

James Edwin Miller

Quests surd and absurd; essays in American literature

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Absurd (Philosophy) in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    Statement[by] James E. Miller, Jr.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS203 .M5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 271 p.
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5546932M
    LC Control Number67025520

    Edward Albee American Literature Analysis; Although initially characterized either as a realist or an absurdist, Albee combines elements from the American tradition of social criticism. Refers to plays written in the s and s with the basic belief that human existence is absurd, or without meaning. Theme. The central idea of a text. Reference book used to find synonyms and related words. Narrative Writing. Tells a story EOCT American Literature and Composition 24 Terms. stylegirl American Literature EOCT.


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Camus's intention was to analyze the feelings, notions and consequences of the absurd in order to provide readers with a practical working definition of the term. Miller Jr, J‘The quest absurd: the new American novel,’ in J Miller Jr (ed), Quests surd and absurd: essays in American literature, 2nd edn, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Central Queensland University Course Resources Online (LITR).

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Absurdism, and its more specific companion term Theatre of the Absurd, refers to the works of a group of Western European and American dramatists writing and producing plays in. The twentieth century witnessed the flowering of American literature.

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Absurdist fiction is a genre of fictional narrative (traditionally, literary fiction), most often in the form of a novel, play, poem, or film, that focuses on the experiences of characters in situations where they cannot find any inherent purpose in life, most often represented by ultimately meaningless actions and events that call into question the certainty of existential concepts such as.

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The word “absurd” can mean a lack of purpose, and this is exactly the meaning taken in absurdist fiction. Absurdist fiction, a genre of literature made famous by Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, Kurt Vonnegut, and Paul Auster, focuses on experiences of characters, who, unable to find an intrinsic purpose in life, are represented through meaningless actions and events.

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