The Absurd in Literature
By (author) Neil Cornwell
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Absurd in Literature by Neil Cornwell
Book DescriptionNeil Cornwell's study, while endeavouring to present an historical survey of absurdist literature and its forbears, does not aspire to being an exhaustive history of absurdism. Rather, it pauses on certain historical moments, artistic movements, literary figures and selected works, before moving on to discuss four key writers: Daniil Kharms, Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien. The absurd in literature will be of compelling interest to a considerable range of students of comparative, European (including Russian and Central European) and English literatures (British Isles and American) - as well as those more concerned with theatre studies, the avant-garde and the history of ideas (including humour theory). It should also have a wide appeal to the enthusiastic general reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719074103
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Neil Cornwell
Neil Cornwell is Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of Bristol
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