September, October and November 2013 Academic & Specialist Literary History & Criticism

Reading the Absurd Joanna Gavins

Reading the Absurd
Joanna Gavins

Since Martin Esslin coined 'the Theatre of the Absurd' to describe experimental drama in the mid-twentieth century, the term 'absurd' has been adopted as a means of discussing a vast array of literary text. This title examines a range of literary texts, both prose and poetry. It covers classic and contemporary absurdist texts.