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ID: 300404624
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300404624

 

Record Type: concept
the Absurd (<historical, theoretical, and critical concepts>, <concepts in the arts and humanities>, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Refers to a philosophical or critical concept that supposes that humanity's attempt to find meaning are doomed due to the chaotic and inexplicable nature of the universe in which we live. The concept was thought to have been embodied in the Theatre of the Absurd, a dramatic genre of the 1950s and 1960s, exemplified in the work of Samuel Beckett and Eugène Ionesco, among others.
 
Terms:
the Absurd (preferred,C,U,,English,UF,U,U)
Absurd, the (C,U,,English-P,D,U,N)
the absurd (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
absurd (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
Absurd (C,U,LC,English,UF,U,U)
absurde, het (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  B.BM

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Associated Concepts Facet
Associated Concepts Facet
Hierarchy of Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)
.... Associated Concepts (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of <concepts in the arts and humanities>
........ <concepts in the arts and humanities> (G)
Hierarchy of <historical, theoretical, and critical concepts>
............ <historical, theoretical, and critical concepts> (G)
Hierarchy of the Absurd
................ the Absurd (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Verwijst naar een filosofisch of kritisch concept dat veronderstelt dat pogingen van mensen om betekenis te vinden in het leven kansloos zijn door het chaotische en onverklaarbare karakter van het universum waarin we leven. Het concept werd belichaamd in absurdistisch toneel, een genre uit de jaren 50 en 60 van de 20ste eeuw, met als voorbeelden het werk van onder anderen Samuel Beckett en Eugène Ionesco. 

Related concepts:
focus of ....  absurdism
..............  (<philosophical movements and attitudes>, philosophical concepts, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) [300404625]
related to ....  pataphysics
..................  (<historical, theoretical, and critical concepts>, <concepts in the arts and humanities>, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)) [300404449]

Sources and Contributors:
Absurd............  [VP]
.................  LaBelle, Alfred Jarry, Nihilism and the Theater of the Absurd (1980)
.................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) sh 85000261
.................  MacKenzie, Theatre's New Threshold: Theatre of the Absurd, Journal of Modern Literature (2012)
absurd............  [VP]
.................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) B,1b.
absurde, het............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
.......................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
Absurd, the............  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Benezit Dictionary of Artists [online] (2011-) "Giacometti, Alberto;" accessed 18 April 2016
.......................  Halloran, Language and the Absurd, Philosophy & Rhetoric (1973)
.......................  MacKenzie, Theatre's New Threshold: Theatre of the Absurd, Journal of Modern Literature (2012)
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) "absurd;" B.1.b.
the Absurd............  [VP]
.......................  Halloran, Language and the Absurd, Philosophy & Rhetoric (1973)
the absurd............  [VP]
.......................  Halloran, Language and the Absurd, Philosophy & Rhetoric (1973)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  Schouwenburg, Talend naar betekenis (2017)
............  UvA Talen
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Halloran, Language and the Absurd, Philosophy & Rhetoric (1973)
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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