RARA-AVIS: Re: Random Notes On Redemption

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 05 Sep 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "gsp.schoo@..." <gsp.schoo@...> wrote:
    > I've no argument with these ideas Kevin, except to suggest that maybe you haven't given nihilist noir a fair shot. I'm going to speculate that you'd include Camus among the nihilists. Maybe not, but his metaphorical use of the Sisyphusian (how's my spelling on that?) myth to illustrate the meaningless of life would suggest you might. Meaning is certainly questioned in The Stranger.

    And what precisely is wrong with nihilism, be it in literature or in real life? Let me point out, also, that what one person perceives as nihilism, another may perceive as a stance of integrity, be it Man versus The System or what it takes to survive, or what have you.


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