Existential Absurdity in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” (1897)

Is the universe a chaos or a cosmos? Today’s quote comes from Stephen Crane’s short story, “The Open Boat” (1897). Stranded in a small life boat and caught in huge ocean swells—yet tantalizingly close to shore—four men contemplate their absurd situation in Camus-like terms. Though pre-dating the French existentialists by nearly half a century, the […]

Existential Absurdity in Stephen Crane’s “The Open Boat” (1897)

Author: HarlowGold

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