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Definition: Phrase coined by Martin Esslin. Used to describe the work of Albert Camus, and other absurdist writers. Works depict the absurdity of human experience. The individual is isolated. Arises from surrealism and expressionism.

Also Known As: Literature of the Absurd

Examples: Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, Jean Genet, Joseph Heller.

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