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Title Beckett and death / edited by Steven Barfield, Philip Tew, and Matthew Feldman
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Series Continuum literary studies series
Continuum literary studies.
Contents Strange exalted death! : disinterring Beckett and death / Mark Nixon -- Writing myself into the ground : textual existence and death in Beckett / Shane Weller -- Orgy of false being life in common : Beckett and the politics of death / Sean Lawlor -- O death where is thy sting? : finding words for the big ideas / Elizabeth Barry -- Beckett, Augustine, and the rhetoric of dying / David Addyman -- Inane space and lively place in Beckett's forties fiction / Erik Tonning -- Beckett's unholy dying : from Malone dies to The unnamable / Peter Fifield -- Beckett's amnesiacs, neuropsychology and temporal moribundity / Julie Campbell -- A voice comes to one in the dark--imagine : radio, the listener and the dark comedy of All that fall / Paul Stewart -- Sterile reproduction : Beckett's death of the species and fictional regeneration / Steven Matthews
Summary Death is indisputably central to Beckett's writing and reception.€ This collection of research considers a number of Beckett's poems, novels, plays and short stories through considerations of mortality and death.€. Chapters explore the theme of deathliness in relation to Beckett's work as a whole, through three main approaches.€ The first of these situates Beckett's thinking about death in his own writing and reading processes, particularly with respect to manuscript drafts and letters. The second on the death of the subject in Beckett links dominant 'poststructural' readings of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Death in literature.
Mortality in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Barfield, Steven.
Feldman, Matthew.
Tew, Philip.
ISBN 1441165436 (electronic bk.)
9781441165435 (electronic bk.)
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