Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 – September: Existentialism (1850 – Today)

In the most general sense, existentialism deals with the recurring problem of finding meaning within existence. From this perspective, there are no meanings or structures that precede one’s own existence, as one finds in organized religion. Therefore, the individual must find or create meaning for his or her self. Much of the philosophy revolves around the limitless capacity for ethically and intellectually engaged persons to enact change in the world. It is not simply enough to “be.” One has to be “something” or life truly lacks meaning or purpose. [Source 1] [Source 2]

Some of the Existentialist authors:
(you may pick other authors outside this list)

Simone de Beauvoir
Samuel Beckett
Friedrich Nietzsche
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Albert Camus
Franz Kafka
Henry David Thoreau
Paul Sartre

You can submit your review posts on Existentialism books in the linky below (linky will be opened on September 15th, 2015)

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