The Dynamics of the Absurd in the Existentialist Novel (American University Studies Series XIX, General Literature)

ISBN-13: 978-0820420790
ISBN-10: 0820420794
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$51.13
Buy new
$53.95
More Buying Choices
16 New from $47.77 6 Used from $30.56
Free Two-Day Shipping for College Students with Amazon Student Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Rent Textbooks
$53.95 FREE Shipping. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Review

«Written in a brash manner well suited to its subject matter, and refreshingly free from arcane critical jargon, this book provides a clear and straightforward 'existential' analysis of the five existential novelists it examines. Particularly valuable is its emphasis on Richard Wright's independent, experiential arrival at an existentialist position. Very useful as an exposition of existential literary thought for college and university libraries, and for intelligent non-academic readers who are interested in these authors.» (Alfred F. Boe, San Diego State University)
«In a remarkable rapprochement of philosophy and literature, Baker analyzes and then extends Camus's notion of the absurd to show its relevance to the work of novelists who have expressed the outlook of humanistic and religious existentialism. The much-mentioned, but seldom closely examined concept of absurdity is significantly illuminated; even readers already familiar with the novels considered will find a host of fresh and valuable insights.» (Hazel E. Barnes, University of Colorado at Boulder) «...it is a unique study allowing the reader truly to appreciate those major existential themes which have transcended, and still continue to transcend, time and culture in world literature.» (Alain D. Ranwez, The French Review)

About the Author

The Author: Richard E. Baker received his B.A. in English from San Diego State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the recipient of several scholarships and graduate fellowships. He is currently teaching English at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Share your thoughts with other customers

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Dynamics of the Absurd in the Existentialist Novel (American University Studies Series XIX, General Literature)
This item: The Dynamics of the Absurd in the Existentialist Novel (American University Studies Series XIX, General Literature)
Price: $53.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com