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"Sprickor i tillvaron": En fenomenologisk studie av det absurda i Jonas Karlssons "Fakturan" och "Högläsning 2" utifrån Albert Camus absurdism i Myten om Sisyfos och Främlingen
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The absurd is a widespread term to describe literature today and in this essay I am interested in what parts of a literary text that can be defined as absurd. With help from the French-Algerian writer Albert Camus definition of the absurd in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) and the absurd parts in his novel The Stranger (1942) I will examine the absurd in two of the Swedish writer Jonas Karlsson’s short stories. It is a phenomenological study of the short stories "Fakturan" and "Högläsning 2" that can be found in Spelreglerna (2011). The phenomenological reading consists people’s experiences and what is happening in their consciousness before, during and after experiencing it. Camus description of the absurd is the foundation for my analysis of Karlsson. Karlsson’s short stories have interesting similarities with Camus description of the absurd, which is fascinating because of their different backgrounds. My aim with the essay is to analyze the absurd in Karlsson’s short stories, both through parallels to Camus and without.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 33 p.
Keyword [sv]
Jonas Karlsson, Albert Camus, det absurda, fenomenologisk, disharmoni.
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29343OAI: diva2:897846
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Humanities, Theology
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