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Theatre of the Absurd (Reissue) (Paperback) (Martin Esslin)

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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, Eugène 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.

The 'Theatre of the Absurd' has become a familiar term to describe a group of radical European playwrights ? writers such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène 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.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 407
Genre: Performing Arts, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Drama
Series Title: Bloomsbury Revelations
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Martin Esslin
Language: English
Street Date: December 17, 2015
TCIN: 16891860
UPC: 9781472577023
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-2269
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