Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering & Sciences Publication, Volume 8, Issue 12 (2019)

URL:

https://www.ijitee.org/wp-content/uploads/papers/v8i12/L38651081219.pdf

Keywords:

absurd, aesthetic, creativity, fancy, imagination, Science

Abstract:

The phrase “Science and Imagination”, in the most
modern usage, has beckoned the interest of many critics across
the globe to dwell on the many possible connections between the
two conflicting concepts evoking myriad responses from social
commentators. There are those who would dismiss the role of
reason in imagination as the infringement of ethics in creative
writing. Aesthetic imagination in creative writing perhaps
demands going one step beyond the contours of reason to achieve
what is artistically termed as the miraculous representation of
reality. The juxtaposition of Science and Imagination is well
explained in the words of Coleridge in Biographia Literaria as
“To make the external internal, the internal external, to make
nature thought, and thought nature_this is the mystery of genius
in the Fine Arts”[223]. The confluence of science and
imagination breaks down the seemingly opaque barrier between
the heart and the head leaving the path open for the meeting and
merging of intellect and emotion. The present paper works upon
the ways by which the writers or artists of absurd literature,
especially of drama, have used secondary imagination to recreate
the experiences of their conscious will. The proposed paper titled
“Navigating the Mechanics of Secondary Imagination in the
Select Works of Eugene Ionesco and Harold Pinter” tries to
explore the nuances of secondary imagination in Amedee or How
to Get Rid of It and Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco and The
Birthday Party and The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. The paper
further intends to focus on how authors of absurd literature, like
Ionesco and Pinter, reflect the futility and absurdity of human
existence by making use of Secondary Imagination in their works.

Cite this Research Publication

Gopika Raja A. and Dr. Indu B., “Navigating the Mechanics of Secondary Imagination in the Select Works of Eugene Ionesco and Harold Pinter”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 12, 2019.