Tag: Absurd

  • ‘The Literature of the Absurd’: Sci-Fi’s Beckett

    “The Literature of the Absurd” is a reflection on prominent authors in the Absurdist tradition — Beckett, Camus and beyond — and the ways in which their writings can intertwine with life in sometimes surprising ways. Spence Olham stands at the edge of a crater in the woods, surrounded by men with guns who tell…

  • ‘The Literature of the Absurd’: Meursault

    “The Literature of the Absurd” is a reflection on prominent authors in the Absurdist tradition — Beckett, Camus and beyond — and the ways in which their writings can intertwine with life in sometimes surprising ways. My parents got the name “Doran” from a big book of baby names with storks carrying babies and kittens…

  • ‘The Literature of the Absurd’: Nothing to be done

    “The Literature of the Absurd” is a reflection on prominent authors in the Absurdist tradition — Beckett, Camus and beyond — and the ways in which their writings can intertwine with life in sometimes surprising ways. “What do we do now?” “Wait.” “Yes, but while waiting.” “What about hanging ourselves?” “Hmm. It’d give us an…