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The Ideal Real


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Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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ISBN 10 : 0838635172
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Download or read book The Ideal Real written by Paul Davies and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The conclusions reached in The Ideal Real are not the same as those reached by most commentary on Beckett's works. Most Beckett criticism seeks falsely to over-simplify or align Beckett's point of view with existentialism, the absurd, or the pessimistic nihilism underlying much postmodern thought. Beckett, though one of the century's leading intellects, was also an intuitive who realized the Western empirical mind was an out-dated program that had long ceased to be of any help in understanding the human situation. The "disintegration" of mind and body felt by his characters reflects the disastrous effect of the continued imposition of that "reason-ridden" consciousness. At the same time it opens the door to a new possibility. The Beckett heroes, whose experiences are discussed in this book, were conditioned by a "humanistic" education much like Beckett's; but they come to find that the self they were taught to see as their own is nonexistent. Having nothing in their acquired personality to cope with this crisis, Murphy, Molloy, Moran, Malone, and all that follow find themselves dying to their old self, to everything a Western liberal education could think of as self. Early on, Beckett saw clues to the situation in the work of Jung, the "mind doctor" who represented the opposite of the empirical tradition. Jung, like the esoteric schools, saw a potential human whose development was sometimes delayed or prevented by the very system the claimed to "educate" and "civilize" the personality. The existence of this potential self has been doubted by many modern thinkers, but Beckett's stories show "a soul denied in vain" since it is the enabler of all speech, whether apparently denying or affirming. No knowledge can be considered apart from the knower. In The Ideal Real, Paul Davies argues that Beckett saw this potential self emerging in the world of imagination and symbol, especially in this age where language alone has come to be seen as the vehicle of education and the determiner of identity. He renders in prose the collapse of the illusive world of self to which the European cult of personality devoted three centuries, and witnesses its annihilation in the death before death - the white light of contemporary physics, the "void" of Zen - from which all trace of personality has fallen. From the 1920s to Beckett's last year, this study follows all the stages his fiction writing went through in order to face this matter uncompromisingly. The perspective taken by Davies sees the postmodern critical climate as an inadequate and reductive context within which to contemplate and comment on works of art. It seeks to recognize that creative imagination is a vital aspect of all mental activity that is not doomed to the inferno of Beckett's lost world.

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A Taste for the Negative


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ISBN 10 : 9781904713081
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Download or read book A Taste for the Negative written by Shane Weller and published by MHRA. This book was released on 2005 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study examines the relationship between Samuel Beckett and nihilism.

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Critique of Beckett Criticism


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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 10 : 1879751933
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book Critique of Beckett Criticism written by Peter John Murphy and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 1994 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A survey of Beckett criticism in English, French and German.

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ISBN 10 : 0472111906
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Download or read book A Beckett Canon written by Ruby Cohn and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2001-07-13 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An indispensable guide to the oeuvre of Samuel Beckett, spanning sixty years

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Understanding Samuel Beckett


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ISBN 10 : 0872496864
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Download or read book Understanding Samuel Beckett written by Alan Astro and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1990 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents an overview of the work of Samuel Beckett. Discussing his famous as well as lesser known texts, the book shows how his characters incorporate silence in their speech to narrate their deaths. Finally it examines Stirring Still, his last text, which evokes his own imminent death.

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ISBN 10 : 9781441124241
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Posthuman Space in Samuel Beckett's Short Prose


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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781474430272
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Download or read book Posthuman Space in Samuel Beckett's Short Prose written by Jonathan Boulter and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-19 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jonathan Boulter offers the reader a way of understanding Beckett's presentation of the human, more precisely, posthuman, subject in his short prose.

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Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature


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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781474419017
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Download or read book Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature written by Christopher Langlois and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-06-09 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel Beckett and the Terror of Literature addresses the relevance of terror to understanding the violence, the suffering, and the pain experienced by the narrative voices of Beckett's major post-1945 works in prose: The Unnamable, Texts for Nothing, How It Is, Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho. Through a sustained dialogue with the theoretical work of Maurice Blanchot, it accomplishes a systematic interrogation of what happens in the space of literature when writing, and first of all Beckett's, encounters the language of terror, thereby giving new significance - ethical, ontological, and political - to what speaks in Beckett's texts.a a

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Samuel Beckett l'œvre carrefour/l'œuvre limite


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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9042003472
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book Samuel Beckett l'œvre carrefour/l'œuvre limite written by Marius Buning and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1997 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ISBN 9042003375 (paperback) NLG 55.00 From the contents: Beckettissimo: Beckett virtuose de l'echo: 'fin de partie' et l'essence du bouddhisme (Emmanuel Jacquart).- Staging of institutional tensions in Beckett's plays (Juergen Siess).- Postmodern staging of 'waiting for Godot' (Mariko Hori Tanaka).- Staging himself, or Beckett's late style in the theatre (S.E. Gontarski). figure.

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Language and Negativity in European Modernism


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Download or read book Language and Negativity in European Modernism written by Shane Weller and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-10-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts the history of a distinct strain of European literary modernism that emerged out of a radical re-engagement with late nineteenth-century language scepticism. Focusing first on the literary and philosophical strands of this language-sceptical tradition, the book proceeds to trace the various forms of linguistic negativism deployed by European writers in the interwar and post-war years, including Franz Kafka, Georges Bataille, Samuel Beckett, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. Through close analyses of these and other writers' attempts to capture an 'unspeakable' experience, Language and Negativity in European Modernism explores the remarkable literary attempt to deploy the negative potentialities of language in order to articulate an experience of what, shortly after the Second World War, Beckett described as a vision of 'humanity in ruins'.

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Download or read book New York Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1986-09-22 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

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Unwording the World


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Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781512808865
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Unwording the World written by Carla Locatelli and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2016-11-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive study of Beckett's art proposes a doubly contextualized reading of his later works: Carla Locatelli reads late Beckett through his previous writings, and relates them to the literary, philosophical, and critical community which surrounds him. To appreciate his contribution as an epistemological rhetorician, she proposes a multidisciplinary approach that draws upon a remarkably wide range of theorists, including Kierkegaard, Husserl, Heidegger, Peirce, Jakobson, Deleuze, Lacan, and Derrida. In Part One of this study, Locatelli traces the evolution of Beckett's writing, proposing that his principal concern devolves more and more upon the essential character of representation and its role in the constitution and signification of the subject. Part One also provides a history of this thematic, showing how Beckett's writing effects a radical displacement of representation from function to object of discourse. In Part Two, Locatelli focuses on Beckett's fiction after the Nobel Prize of 1969 , and on the epistemological and aesthetic issues in Company (1980), ill seen ill said (1981), and Worstward Ho (1983). She examines his "unwording" in this "Second Trilogy," and defines it as a process of subtraction that probes into the most basic mode of our being in the world. Here Beckett proposes, as Locatelli suggests , a very real hermeneutics of experience, beyond the "schools of suspicion" which are still influencing some postmodernist thinking. This volume will be of particular value to scholars and students of twentieth­-century English literature, French literature, and literary theory .

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Beckett and Badiou


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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 10 : 9780191525902
Pages : 340 pages
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Download or read book Beckett and Badiou written by Andrew Gibson and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2007-01-11 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beckett and Badiou offers a provocative new reading of Samuel Beckett's work on the basis of a full, critical account of the thought of Alain Badiou. Badiou is the most eminent of contemporary French philosophers. His devotion to Beckett's work has been lifelong. Yet for Badiou philosophy must be integrally affirmative, whilst Beckett apparently commits his art to a work of negation. Beckett and Badiou explores the coherences, contradictions, and extreme complexities of the intellectual relationship between the two oeuvres. It examines Badiou's philosophy of being, the event, truth, and the subject and the importance of mathematics within his system. It considers the major features of his politics, ethics, and aesthetics and provides an explanation, interpretation, critique, and radical revision of his work on Beckett. It argues that, once revised, Badiou's version of Beckett offers an extraordinarily powerful tool for understanding his work. Badiou and Beckett are instances of a vestigial or melancholic modernism; that is, in the teeth of a contemporary culture that dreams ever more ambitiously of plenitude, they commit themselves to a rigorous concept of limit and intermittency. Truth and value are occasional and rare. It is seldom that the chance event arrives to disturb the inertia of the world. For Badiou, however, it is the event and its consequences alone that matter. Beckett rather insists on the common experience of intermittency as destitution. His art is a series of limit-figures, exquisitely subtle and nuanced forms for a world whose state of seemingly rigid paralysis is also always volatile, delicately balanced.

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Postcognitivist Beckett


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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108708616
Pages : 73 pages
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Download or read book Postcognitivist Beckett written by Olga Beloborodova and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-04 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The aim of this Element is to offer a reassessment of Beckett's alleged Cartesianism using the theoretical framework of extended cognition - a cluster of present-day philosophical theories that question the mind's brain-bound nature and see cognition primarily as a process of interaction between the human brain and the environment it operates in. The principal argument defended here is that, despite the Cartesian bias introduced by early Beckett scholarship, Beckett's fictional minds are not isolated 'skullscapes'. Instead, they are grounded in interaction with their fictional storyworlds, however impoverished those may have become in the later part of his writing career.

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Samuel Beckett's Geological Imagination


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Download or read book Samuel Beckett's Geological Imagination written by Mark Byron and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-10-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel Beckett's Geological Imagination addresses the ubiquity of earthy objects in Beckett's prose, drama and poetry, exploring how mineral and archaeological objects bear upon the themes, narrative locus, and sensibilities of Beckett's texts in surprisingly varied ways. By deploying figures of ruination and excavation with etymological self-awareness, Beckett's late prose narratives – Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, and Worstward Ho – comprise a late-career meditation on the stratigraphic layerings of language and memory over an extended writing career. These layers comprise an embodied record of writing in their allusions to literary history and to Beckett's own oeuvre.

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Special Section, Updating Shakespeare


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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN 10 : 9780754690139
Pages : 314 pages
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Download or read book Special Section, Updating Shakespeare written by Graham Bradshaw and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies. This year the volume includes a special section on Updating Shakespeare, looking at Shakespearean adaptation in several countries. Contributors to the volume come from the US and the UK, Poland, Japan and Brazil.

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The Drama in the Text


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ISBN 10 : 0195358457
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book The Drama in the Text written by Enoch Brater and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1994-06-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Drama in the Text argues that Beckett's late fiction, like his radio plays, demands to be read aloud, since much of the emotional meaning lodges in its tonality. In Beckett's haunting prose work the reader turns listener, collaborating with the sound of words to elucidate meaning from the silence of the universe. Enoch Brater ranges across all of Beckett's work, quoting from it liberally, and makes connections mainly with other writers, but also with details drawn from the entire Western cultural heritage. Brater serves as an authoritative and persuasive guide to the rich texture of such a difficult but compelling vocabulary, providing recognition, insight, and accessibility.