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Ubu Roi is a precursor to the Absurdist, Dada and Surrealist art movements.
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Ubu Roi is a precursor to the Absurdist, Dada and Surrealist art movements.

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Related: Existentialism - meaning - nonsense - nihilism - Surrealism

People associated with absurdism (by date of birth): Søren Kierkegaard - Luigi Pirandello - Alfred Jarry - Marx Brothers - Luis Buñuel - Samuel Beckett - Albert Camus - Alejandro Jodorowsky - Fernando Arrabal - Roland Topor


It is probable that Aesop did not commit his fables to writing; Aristophanes (Wasps, 1259) represents Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets, and Socrates whiles away his time in prison by turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verse.--EB1911


"I believe because it is absurd" --Tertullian

This page Absurd is part of the meaning of life series.Illustration: House of Nonsense (1911)
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Illustration: House of Nonsense (1911)

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Absurd or The Absurd may refer to:

  • Absurdity, general and technical usage - associated with extremely poor reasoning, the ridiculous, or nonsense.
  • Absurdism, a philosophy born of existentialism, regarding the philosophical concept of "the Absurd," the clash between the human tendency to seek some inherent meaning in the universe and the human impossibility of finding meaning
  • Absurd or surreal humour
  • Theatre of the Absurd, an art form utilizing the philosophy of Absurdism
  • Absurd, a term used in logic to describe a contradiction

Etymology

First attested in 1557. From Middle French absurde, from Latin absurdus (“incongruous, dissonant, out of tune”), from ab (“away from, out”) + surdus (“silent, deaf, dull-sounding”).



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