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I’m feeling so existential right now

Posted on 12 September 2011 by Alice

existentialism noun philosophical theory emphasising existence of individual as free and self-determining agent. existentialist adjective & noun.*

The Trial

All existentialists together

Is Albert Camus’ L’etranger (The Stranger) the ultimate existentialist novel?

Flavorwire has posted a nice gallery of existential classics, from Kafka to Hamlet.

Kafka’s The Trial is at number 5. My copy even has a quote from Albert Camus on the cover:

“It is the fate and

perhaps the greatness of that work that it offers everything and confirms nothing.”

 

I think I need to be by myself for a while.

Kafka

A solitary K

 

* Dictionary definition: Oxford Dictionary


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