Conceptions of the Absurd: From Surrealism to the Existential Thought of Chestov and Fondane

Fotiade, R. (2001) Conceptions of the Absurd: From Surrealism to the Existential Thought of Chestov and Fondane. Legenda/ EHRC: Oxford. ISBN 1900755475

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Abstract

This book examines the polemics and interactions between existential thought (as represented by Lev Shestov and Benjamin Fondane) and the mainstream Surrealist movement and its dissidents. Two different conceptions of the absurd emerge from this confrontation: the Surrealist 'free functioning of thought', and the existential critique of rational discourse elaborated by Lev Shestov (1866-1938) and Benjamin Fondane (1898-1944).

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotiade, Dr Ramona
Authors: Fotiade, R.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Publisher:Legenda/ EHRC
ISBN:1900755475

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
Lev Shestov's Existential Thought between the categorical imperative and the suspension of the ethicalRamona FotiadeBritish Academy Research GrantUNSPECIFIED