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Manuscript Genetics, Joyce's Know-How, Beckett's Nohow

Dirk Van Hulle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032009
eISBN:
9780813039657
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032009.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By taking the principles of manuscript genetics and using them to engage in a comparative study of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, this book re-imagines the links between them. The readings reveal ... More


Denis Devlin, Brian Coffey, and Samuel Beckett: Across the Tempest of Emblems

Alan Gillis

in Irish Poetry of the 1930s

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277094
eISBN:
9780191707483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277094.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter intercedes in contemporary arguments surrounding poetic modernism by ignoring the usual terms of debate, which are often generalized and abstract, and look directly at the form and style ... More


Writing and Politics After Beckett

Patrick Hayes

in J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Coetzee's importance within the tradition of the novel lies in the way he has developed and extended the legacy of modernist writing in general, and Samuel Beckett's modernism in particular. This ... More


Samuel Beckett’s vessels, voices and shades of the absurd

Neil Cornwell

in The Absurd in Literature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores several of Samuel Beckett's works, where one can find traces of the absurd. It first takes a look at traces of Kafka in Beckett's work, and then studies the prose fiction of ... More


Introduction

Daniela Caselli

in Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071560
eISBN:
9781781701973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter considers the inclusion of Dante in Beckett studies, where the former stands out and stands for Samuel Beckett's isolation and greatness. It addresses the main argument of ... More


Beckett’s “Old Muckball”

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

in Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164702
eISBN:
9780231538923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164702.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the relevance of evolution to Samuel Beckett's drama and tackles questions such as: How do the common critical descriptors of Beckett's works as about death, endlessness, and ... More


“Accursed Progenitor!”: Beckett’s Abstract Landscapes

Cóilín Parsons

in The Ordnance Survey and Modern Irish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767701
eISBN:
9780191821585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767701.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyzes the work of Samuel Beckett, engaging with the debate that has emerged in the last two decades over the location of Beckett’s abstract, disorienting landscapes. Rather than ... More


Introduction: The Painted Stage – Beckett’s Visual Aesthetics

David Lloyd

in Beckett's Thing: Painting and Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415729
eISBN:
9781474426831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415729.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

The introduction reviews Beckett’s life-long engagement with the visual arts and artists and explores previous critical work that has tended to take his statements on art largely as statements about ... More


Introduction: In the Same Breath − From the Black Box to the White Cube and Beyond

Sozita Goudouna

in Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This section introduces a critical framework that discusses the interplay and interconnectedness of media and the dynamic tension between theatricality and the visual arts in the spectrum of ... More


Beckett’s Thing: Bram van Velde and the Gaze

David Lloyd

in Beckett's Thing: Painting and Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415729
eISBN:
9781474426831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415729.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores Beckett’s writings on Dutch painter Bram van Velde, especially his 1949 “Three Dialogues with Georges Duthuit”. It discusses his dismissal of the work of French artists Pierre ... More


Pig Vomit: Beckett’s Art Historical Necessities

Kevin Brazil

in Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Towards the end of his life Samuel Beckett reflected that ‘[l]iterature and painting are like oil and water’—two substances that can never be mixed together. Yet in spite of this—or perhaps because ... More


Text before Images, or The Logic of Digital Worlds

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter evaluates the ways in which literary texts can be read as aesthetic formulations of control. The chapter first examines Deleuze’s positioning of Franz Kafka’s The Trial at the emergence ... More


The First Forty Years, 1906–46: Origins of a Vision and Form

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter narrates the history and biography of Samuel Beckett after World War II, a period where he would produce his greatest works: Waiting for Godot, Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. It ... More


The Labor of Late Modernist Poetics: Beckett after Céline

Neil Levi

in Modernist Form and the Myth of Jewification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255061
eISBN:
9780823260867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255061.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the place of an individual character's name in Samuel Beckett's Molloy and its significance for understanding the distinctive formal features of his postwar prose. The name ... More


Coda: Anecdotal Errancy, Three Authors

Helen Deutsch

in Loving Dr. Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143828
eISBN:
9780226143859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the autopsy of the body of Samuel Johnson. It discusses alternate versions of Johnsonian afterlife in texts by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Vladimir ... More


Unnaming the Subject: Samuel Beckett and Postcolonial Absence

Mark Quigley

in Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter builds on recent scholarship exploring the historical and material dimensions of Beckett’s thought and aesthetics, especially as they relate to postcoloniality and the geopolitical ... More


‘Siege Laid Again’: Arikha’s Gaze, Beckett’s Painted Stage

David Lloyd

in Beckett's Thing: Painting and Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415729
eISBN:
9781474426831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415729.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Chapter 3 explores Beckett’s relationship with the Romanian-Jewish painter Avigdor Arikha. After long practicing as an abstract painter, in 1965 Arikha committed himself to working “from ... More


Republics of Difference: Yeats, MacGreevy, Beckett

David Lloyd

in Beckett's Thing: Painting and Theatre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415729
eISBN:
9781474426831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415729.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter focuses on Beckett’s relation to Irish painter Jack B. Yeats and their mutual friend, art critic Thomas MacGreevy. It explores Beckett’s debate with MacGreevy about Yeats’s work and ... More


The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More


Introduction: The Form of Madness: A Sensible Mess

Lois Gordon

in Reading Godot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092868
eISBN:
9780300132021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092868.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter introduces the history and background of Freudianism and existentialism that arose after the end of World War II. It talks about how these two paradigms and realms of thought greatly ... More


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