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The Absurd in Literature$
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Neil Cornwell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780719074097

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001

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Around the absurd I: twentieth-century absurdist practice

Around the absurd I: twentieth-century absurdist practice

(p.99) 4 Around the absurd I: twentieth-century absurdist practice
The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses absurdist practice during the twentieth century, examining absurdism in the works of some writers, namely Fernando Pessoa, Antonin Artaud and Camus. It notes that these writers can be regarded as absurdists, and that they sometimes embrace absurdist qualities. The chapter also clarifies that the use of the word ‘absurd’ does not guarantee that a work is to be considered – with justification – as fully or solely belonging to the ‘literature of the absurd’.

Keywords:   absurdist practice, absurdism, Fernando Pessoa, Antonin Artaud, Camus, absurdist qualities, literature of absurd

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