Neil Cornwell
Search for other papers by Neil Cornwell in
Current site
Google Scholar
The twentieth century
Towards the absurd
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter explores the absurdist tendencies in twentieth-century literature, noting that prose fiction had its own proto-absurdist moments, which can be seen in the works of Peter Conrad and Henry James. It then examines avant-garde theory and some related concepts, including futurism and surrealism, concluding with a discussion on the move towards ‘absurdism’.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.



All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 316 64 11
Full Text Views 29 0 0
PDF Downloads 17 0 0