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The Myth of Sisyphus in the Modern World

The myth of Sisyphus as it applies to modern literature and culture.

Emma Alman

on 21 October 2012

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Transcript of The Myth of Sisyphus in the Modern World

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Modern World Sisyphus, cunning king of Corinth( then Ephyra) cheats death twice A Shakedown: Charged for crimes against the Gods Forced to roll a large boulder up a hill, only to have it roll down again "Yet I Do Marvel" by Countee Cullen This Myth in Literature A sonnet discussing the confused relationship between man and God The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus An essay discussing futility and existence "Sisyphus" by Gary Whitehead A poem relating life's struggles to Sisyphus' own plight Notable References Other References in Politics and Economics Mimicking Sisyphus: America's Countervailing Nuclear Strategy
Louis Renae Beres Labors of Sisyphus: The Economic Development of Communist China
Maria H. Hsia Chang "Sisyphus" by Richard Wright This Myth in Other Mediums A song on an album called Ummagumma Sisyphus Software A gaming software Alt Linux Sisyphus A self revising computer software The Modern Sisyphus A political cartoon Emma Alman
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