from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A philosophy, often translated into art forms, holding that humans exist in a meaningless, irrational universe and that any search for order by them will bring them into direct conflict with this universe: "True absurdism is not less but more real than reality” ( John Simon).
- n. An act or instance of the ridiculous: "This strained conceit never quite locates screen equivalents for the stage absurdisms” ( Village Voice).
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- n. Absurdity, something that is absurd
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New York Times calls him "... an expert at ferreting out hypocrisy and absurdism from the more solemn crannies of American culture."
Karlovic's commentary ranges from self-deprecation to self-defense to heckling of other tennis Tweeters to absurdism.
Specifically, his views contributed to the rise of the more current philosophy known as absurdism.
They include Mr. Shakhnazarov's perestroika-era "Zero City" 1988, a surreal allegory laced with absurdism, which screened in a series on Russian fantastic cinema.
A tale of wandering, bickering exorcists who cleanse the secrets lurking in people's closets, the movie combines an ambitious sense of playful fantastical absurdism with an underlying heartbeat of melancholic mourning.
The absurdism and surrealism extends also to one character with Asperger's syndrome, who is himself something of a metaphor for the Soviet system.
The distance – inflected with nostalgia and absurdism – is essential, because one of the things Stezaker is engaged in is a daring rescue of images from the memory dump of the recent past.
Each abuse deftly combines esoteric absurdism and audacious vulgarity to provide an instantly quotable collection of derision.
It's romantic absurdism with fangs, and I suspect it's the sort of thing you either love or hate.
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