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Around the absurd II: the Theatre of the Absurd

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/9780719074097.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter studies the concept of the Theatre of the Absurd, which is based on the precepts of Antonin Artaud, and goes on to describe Artaud as the bridge between the present Theatre of the Absurd ... More


The Theatre of the Absurd and the Tragic

K. M. Newton

in Modern Literature and the Tragic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636730
eISBN:
9780748652082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636730.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reviews the relation between the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ and the tragic and argues that though Samuel Beckett's drama can't be pinned down as being either tragic or anti-tragic, Harold ... More


The New Wandering Rocks

Stephen Watt

in "Something Dreadful and Grand": American Literature and The Irish-Jewish Unconscious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190227951
eISBN:
9780190227975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227951.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes its title from an episode in James Joyce’s Ulysses in which Leopold Bloom visits a tawdry book stand seeking salacious titles, most of which are concealed from view. Using this ... More


Joseph Losey and Michelangelo Antonioni: the expatriate eye and the parallax view

John Orr

in Romantics and Modernists in British Cinema

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640140
eISBN:
9780748671090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640140.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The 1960s was the start of a new cinema in Britain, a neo-modern remake of 1920s modernism for the sound era: 1963 with the release of The Servant was as momentous as 1929, and the expatriate eye was ... More


Affect, Self-Affection, Attunement

John Brenkman

in Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226673127
eISBN:
9780226673431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673431.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Kant’s “transcendental aesthetic” is a touchstone of modern philosophy regarding affect, sensation, and space and time, as well as aesthetic theory. It postulates that the mind senses space and time ... More


Conclusion: Politics, Literature, Method

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This concluding chapter recounts Harold Pinter's speech after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 7, 2005. He provides a remarkable distinction between the realms of art and the ... More


Alas a Dirty Third: The Logic of Death

John Limon

in Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes up a Jewish joke about dirt on the forehead of house-breakers, a logical exemplum about dirt on the foreheads of logic students, and T.S. Eliot's “Ash Wednesday.” In each case, the ... More


Spectating

Robin Holt

in Judgment and Strategy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199671458
eISBN:
9780191751158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199671458.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This chapter weaves Kant’s concept of reflective judgment into Adam Smith’s conception of an inner person he called ‘the impartial spectator’. Smith argues that all trade (of the amiable and hence ... More


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