Modernism and Cosmology: Absurd Lights

Modernism and Cosmology: Absurd Lights by Dr Katherine Ebury
English | 25 July 2014 | ISBN: 1137393742 | 224 Pages | PDF | 1.05 MB
In Modernism and Cosmology, Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are examined as test cases for modernist aesthetic responses to a new cosmology. Katherine Ebury teases out the reception of Einstein's cosmology in modernist literary culture, both locally and globally. Detailed close readings of the key works of Yeats, Joyce and Beckett are used to develop alternative reading models of texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'; within these texts we find multiple references to binary stars,
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe, "What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0544272994, 0544456866 | EPUB, PDF | 320 pages | 22 MB
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The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1400075238 | 2004 | 480 pages | 1 MB

In 1953, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents-Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others-shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters' inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition.
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