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Author Rabaté, Jean-Michel, 1949- author.

Title Beckett and Sade / Jean-Michel Rabaté
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (72 pages)
Series Cambridge elements. Elements in Beckett studies
Cambridge elements. Elements in Beckett studies.
Summary Much has been written on Beckett and Sade, yet nothing systematic has been produced. This Element is systematic by adopting a chronological order, which is necessary given the complexity of Beckett's varying assessments of Sade. Beckett mentioned Sade early in his career, with Proust as a first guide. His other sources were Guillaume Apollinaire and Mario Praz's book, La Carne, La morte e il Diavolo Nella Letteratura Romantica (1930), from which he took notes about sadism for his Dream Notebook. Dante's meditation on the absurdity of justice provides closure facing Beckett's wonder at the pervasive presence of sadism in humans
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 28, 2020)
SUBJECT Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Criticism and interpretation
Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814 -- Influence
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989. fast (OCoLC)fst00035621
Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814. fast (OCoLC)fst00048709
Subject Sadism in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Sadism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108771085