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Banker, B. K., "The Theatre of the Absurd and Existentialism: An Overview," Journal of American Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, Summer 1996, pp. 45-49.

Banker's article discusses the influence of the Existentialist
philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert
Camus on Absurdism.

Beckett, Samuel, Waiting for Godot, Grove Press, 1954.

Beckett's two-act play about two tramps who wait in
vain by the side of the road for Godot to arrive is
perhaps the most famous example of Absurdism.

Cohn, Ruby, Casebook on "Waiting for Godot," Grove Press, 1967.

Cohn's book features reviews and interpretations of
Beckett's most famous play and offers an assessment
of its impact.

Lamont, Rosette C. Ionesco: A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice-Hall, 1973.

Lamont presents a collection of scholarly essays
ranging from an interpretation of The Chairs to an
analysis of the structure of The Bald Soprano and
The Lesson.


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