Example sentences for: absurdist

How can you use “absurdist” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • "[S]uccessful absurdist fiction," says New York 's David Denby.

  • Maybe then he'd view Guadalcanal not in an absurdist vacuum (the soldiers come, they kill and are killed, they leave) but in the larger context of a war that was among the most rational (in its aims, if not its methods) fought in the last several centuries.

  • Critics applaud the selection of the absurdist Italian playwright, even while calling him the "most obscure Nobel winner" in years (David Streitfeld, the Washington Post ). Fo's work, especially Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970), is celebrated for combining trenchant left-wing satire with slapstick humor "reminiscent of vintage Marx Brothers" (Rick Lyman, the New York Times ). Conservative critics echo the Vatican, which condemned the choice of the anti-clericalist and ex-Communist as an act that "has surpassed all imagination."

  • To more absurdist comedy?

  • But if David O. Russell can't (yet) make his absurdist vision mesh perfectly with his moral outrage, he deserves our awe for having pulled off the mixture as well as anyone since Coppola in Apocalypse Now . (And Three Kings is a lot less messed-up than Apocalypse Now .)

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