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dc.contributor.advisorGarab, Arra M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorGerber, Helmut E., 1920-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCaravello, Joseph P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-12T14:27:09Z
dc.date.available2019-04-12T14:27:09Z
dc.date.issued1969
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/19819
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe problem I address is whether or not modern man is capable of creating a workable and human ethic without the aid of any directive absolute external to himself. The problem invites my attention simply because of the discernible breakdown of many traditionally conceived absolutes. I approach the problem, through the testimony of a selected body of modern literature. The work of Sartre and Ionesco indicates that the man deprived of all directive absolutes is totally unable to salvage his existence. The work of Camus, Hemingway, and Yeats, however, takes an antithetical tack and holds that such a man is in fact capable of creating a positive workable ethic. Hence, while modern literature does not everywhere hold out hope for contemporary man, neither does it universally despair of him.en_US
dc.format.extent128 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLiterature, Modern--20th century--History and criticismen_US
dc.subject.lcshEthicsen_US
dc.titleAbsolutes at the abyss : ethical commitment in the writings of Sartre, Ionesco, Camus, Hemingway, and Yeatsen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A. (Master of Arts)en_US


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