theater of the absurd

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plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless

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The odd play - with its repugnant antihero, Ubu - is considered a precursor to the 20th century theater of the absurd.
Creator of The Atheist's Bible, Konner (emerita journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism) sets out one-liners about nothing in particular within such chapters as in the beginning, the West Wing, the classics, symphonies of silence, paradoxical logic, Warhol retrospective, theater of the absurd, nothing is sacred, the corner bar, and last words.
POLITICAL THEATER OF THE ABSURD (The Japan Times, an English-language daily)
I see Moreno-Ocampo as a cockroach in the theater of the absurd performing a farce.
There's even an element of theater of the absurd that permeates the artist's creations, as when Alys had himself videotaped pushing a block of ice through the sweltering streets of Mexico City -- his home since 1986 -- until it turned into an ice cube.
Another commentator summarizes that "[language] in the theater of the absurd is not a cohesive force, a bond linking civilized man.
Jarry remains a major literary figure, as his work is an important precursor to the surrealist movement as well as to the Theater of the Absurd.
He places the emphasis on Havel's dialogue and the playwright's use of devices employed by the theater of the absurd.
Arranging and rearranging the facts in the telling, we become the authors of our lives, deciding along the way whether the story we bear is tragedy or comedy, scripture or theater of the absurd, to name only a few options.
It's the kind of mordantly comic exercise in existential philosophy that the term theater of the absurd was invented to describe.
SOMETIMES, STANDARD OPER-Sating procedure starts to look like theater of the absurd.
This is public policy crafted in the theater of the absurd and acted out by political demagogues.
In the full-evening La Tristeza Complice ("Shared Sadness") he has produced a characteristic streetscape alive with sight, sound, and feeling, a down-and-dirty, unsentimental theater of the absurd.
In an interesting but problematic attempt to situate Kennedy's work in a 19th-century tradition of American transcendentalism, a 20th-century tradition of the theater of the absurd, and a feminist tradition of black women's autobiographical writings which includes work by Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall, co-editor Paul Bryant-Jackson examines a sampling of female "protagonists" extracted from early works such as The Owl Answers and A Rat's Mass, as well as the recent work She Talks to Beethoven (1987).
Like Osvaldo Dragun says in the introduction to Historicas de las historias: "And only the third world can produce a theater of the absurd as vital and committed as the grotesque.
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