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 Camus' Myth of Sisyphus and the Meaning of Life

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Camus’ essay, The Myth of Sisyphus, is a study of what Camus calls “the Absurd”. This chapter explores the various interpretations of that idea, including human mortality and the absurdity of ... More


 Facing Death Together: Camus' The Plague

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Camus’ novel, The Plague, breaks from the focus on individual experience to talk about solidarity and the experience of being with other people. The titular plague has been interpreted as a metaphor ... More


 Pathologies of Pride: Camus' The Fall

Robert C. Solomon

in Dark Feelings, Grim Thoughts: Experience and Reflection in Camus and Sartre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195181579
eISBN:
9780199786602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181573.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Camus’s last novel, The Fall, returns to the Absurd and individual experience and the conflict between experience and reflection. Clamence is a brilliant but burnt out Parisian lawyer languishing ... More


Radio Drama and the Birth of Electronic Music

Louis Niebur

in Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195368406
eISBN:
9780199863853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368406.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

For lowbrow comedy, children's science fiction, and experimental Third Programme broadcasts, the gradual addition of electronic noise in sound effects technicians' arsenal in the 1950s offered new ... More


Art, Ontology, and the End of Nausea

Peter Lamarque

in Work and Object: Explorations in the Metaphysics of Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577460
eISBN:
9780191722998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577460.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter identifies a view about the ontology of art in the final sections of Jean-Paul Sartre's novel Nausea and suggests a more positive evaluation of the novel's ending than is commonly ... More


Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Paul M. Zall

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123714
eISBN:
9780813134864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named ... More


The theoretical absurd: an introduction

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter introduces the concept of the absurd, which is frequently used in literature and is defined as something applied to the modern sense of human purposelessness in a universe with no ... More


Eliade, Cioran, Ionesco: The Treason of the Intellectuals

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the aftermath of World War II, there was a great influx of refugees into the United States, three of whom were Mircea Eliade, E. M. Cioran, and Eugène Ionesco. Eliade, the much-admired historian ... More


The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More


Around the absurd I: twentieth-century absurdist practice

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

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 ... More


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