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Existentialism and Modern Literature (1963)

by Davis Dunbar McElroy

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This collection of three former lectures (revised for print) serves as an introduction to Existentialism and how literature both explores and informs this philosophy. Short yet informative, McElroy's slim volume first attempts to explain Existentialism to the laymen before providing textual examples of the philosophical movements involved, and how ideals surround the concept of spirituality, morality, and individuality come into play. Published in 1963, this book still feels extremely relevant and worthwhile, especially when references to recent political and historical upheavals seem to eloquently mirror current situations. A great introduction to those new to Existentialism, and a complete little refresher for those already in the know. ( )
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