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ABSURDAirborne/Shipboard Universal Recovery Device
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The discussion of the absurd in literature gradually incorporated prose and poetry in its attempts to trace the predecessors of the literature of the absurd, but Southern literature was more often than not excluded from the debate, (1) even though the related concept of "the grotesque" has never escaped the attention of reviewers and literary scholars dealing with the South.
BOTH RIGHT- AND LEFT-WING REACTIONS TO 9/11 ALSO BETRAYED AN ABSURD BLIND FAITH THAT MIRRORED EACH OTHER PERFECTLY
First, in his now classic history, dramatist Martin Esslin (1961, 2001) identifies the Theatre of the Absurd as part of a larger intellectual movement including literature, drama and painting as well as philosophy beginning in the twenties, following on and from two devastating world wars.
Williams of Altgeld Gardens said it was absurd to be paying market-rate money to live in public housing, but that doesn't mean she's about to leave.
Enforcing an absurd statute is a surefire way to highlight its infirmities.
Key words: 1950s English literature, John Fowles, The Collector, Existentialism, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, the absurd, intertextuality, The Tempest
Beyond Nihilism: Albert Camus's Contribution to Political Thought (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1968), 171 and Avi Sagi, Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd, trans.
In a 1966 essay for the Public Interest on "slum schools," Jencks sounded as if he might have been channeling Goodman as he castigated the absurd logic of school bureaucracy.
Stepping carefully what could be a quagmire through careful attention to form, Sawicki (Pontifical Academy of Theology, Cracow) analyzes and describes the structure and experience of the absurd, and then shows how it is received and perceived through explicit (and anonymous) monasticism.
What Americans must realize is that the United States isn't defending freedom or, even more absurd, fighting a war on terrorism in Iraq, as is assumed in the press.
We learn here that we can all implicitly support extremely violent and patently absurd ideas, and in an auditorium of experts we may find no one who will publicly dissent.
PAUL HAIGH, regarding your article on July 10, there is nothing absurd about the best horse keeping a race, as in the case of Elusive Dream at Southwell.