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The Theatre of the Absurd

By: Esslin, Martin

Part of the Bloomsbury Revelations series
1472577027 / 9781472577023
Paperback / softback
809.204
23/10/2014
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United Kingdom
138 x 216 mm, 522 grams 432 pages
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The `Theatre of the Absurd' has become a familiar term to describe a group of radical European playwrights - writers such as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Jean Genet and Harold Pinter - whose dark, funny and humane dramas wrestled profoundly with the meaningless absurdity of the human condition.

It is a testament to the power and insight of Martin Esslin's landmark work, originally published in 1961, that its title should enter the English language in the way that it has. Now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a new preface by Marvin Carlson, The Theatre of the Absurd remains to this day a clear-eyed work of criticism on a compelling period of European writing.

BIC:

AN Theatre studies, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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