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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


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


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


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