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Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Anthony Cordingley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first sustained exegesis of a neglected masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, Samuel Beckett’s How It Is. This book maps out the novel’s complex network of intertexts, sources and echoes, ... More


Introduction

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter sets out the history of the reception of Beckett’s How It Is and accounts for its relative neglect. The main lines of critical interpretation are identified and then challenged. The ... More


Jaunty Jaun’s Brokerly Advice in III.2

Patrick A. McCarthy

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Patrick McCarthy's treatment of III.2 deploys genetic criticism, comparing passages as they initially appeared in transition with their final published form. He revisits the allusions to Lord Byron ... More


Pascal’s Miraculous Tongue

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter locates allusions to the works and life of Blaise Pascal from The Unnamable to How It Is. It explores the relationship Beckett forges between literary allusions and the contents of ... More


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