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Samuel Beckett: ‘humanity in ruins’

Sophie Ratcliffe

in On Sympathy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199239870
eISBN:
9780191716799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Beckett's allusions to The Tempest, shedding light on his views on the idea of sympathy. Opposing Nussbaum's perception of Beckett's writing as a ‘critique of emotion’, Chapter ... More


Staging the Inferno in How It Is

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/9780719071560.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter addresses the argument that How It Is mobilises Inferno VII to produce a notion of reality as the unreliable outcome of repetition. It studies the canto where Virgil translates the ... More


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