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Author Dowd, Garin.

Title Abstract machines : Samuel Beckett and philosophy after Deleuze and Guattari / Garin Dowd
Published Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (319 pages)
Series Faux titre, 0167-9392 ; no 295
Faux titre ; no 295. 0167-9392
Contents Shadow hospitality : Beckett and philosophy after Deleuze & Guattari -- Beckett's abstract machines : from Murphy to The lost ones -- From monadology to nomadology : Leibniz, Deleuze, Beckett -- Matter, judgement, and immanence in How it is -- "Vasts apart" : Deleuze, phenomenology, and Worstward ho -- Beckett's "Dislocations" -- "L'insurrection des mol├ęcules."
Summary "What can philosophy bring to the reading of Beckett? Combining intertextual analysis with a 'schizoanalytic genealogy' derived from the authors of L'Anti-Oedipe, Garin Dowd's Abstract Machines: Samuel Beckett and Philosophy after Deleuze and Guattari offers an innovative response to this much debated question. The author focuses on zones of encounter and thresholds of engagement between Beckett's writing and a range of philosophers (among them Spinoza, Leibniz and Kant) and philosophical concepts. Becketts writing impacts in a variety of ways on Deleuze and Guattaris thought, and, in particular, resonates with Deleuze's contributions to the history of philosophy (in books such as Le Pli: Leibniz et le baroque), and his 'critical and clinical' approach to literature. Furthermore, the books co-written with Guattari, concerned as they are with the 'molecularization' of the discipline of philosophy in the name of 'thinking otherwise', reveal themselves in a new light when explored in conjunction with Becketts oeuvre. With its arresting perspectives on a wide range of Beckett's works, Abstract Machines will appeal to academics and postgraduate students interested in the philosophical aspects of his writing."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-307) and index
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Subject Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1435612949 (electronic bk.)
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