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Three Pre-Surrealist Plays (The World's Classics) Paperback – October 23, 1997

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

About the Author


Maya Slater is Senior Lecturer in French at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She is the editor of the World's Classics La Fontaine, Selected Fables.
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Product Details

  • Series: The World's Classics
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 23, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192832174
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192832177
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 7.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,367,461 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Some of the most bizarre and surrealistic work's ever written, and incorporateing symbolism, anarchy, nihilism, and even a bit of hyper-exestentialism, these play's ,with their manic energy and intense insanity, manage to confuse the reader into a state of dream-like confusion. They portray wildly exaggerated character's, often vile and deranged, who move about in a meaningless world ; one where senseless behaivor, demented humor, and unexpected associations are the norm. It's nihilism taken to it's extreme with a perfect blend of fantasy, comedy, and absurdity. These plays take us on a journey where rules are nearly non-existent. All limits, rationality, and logic are pushed to the breaking point until destroyed completely and we're liberated from the chains of reason. Any fan of the strange or unusual should get this book and check their sanity at the door.
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PERFECT FOR MY NEEDS-A BOOK THAT IS HARD TO FIND!
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