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Rethinking Beckett

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ISBN 10 : 9781349205615
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Rethinking Beckett PDF Format Full Free by Lance S Butler and published by Springer. This book was released on 1990-02-19 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Do we take Beckett seriously enough? This study starts from the assumption that we do not, and that this arises from an unwillingness to face up to the central philosophical issues implicit in his work. By associating Samuel Beckett with the philosophy of Heidegger, Sartre, and more experimentally, Hegel, this study attempts to illuminate Beckett with the help of these philosophers, on the assumption that his work offers objective correlatives of their central insights.

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Beckett and Decay

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ISBN 10 : 9781847062055
Pages : 179 pages
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Download Beckett and Decay PDF Format Full Free by Kathryn White and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-04-12 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the concept of decay as providing the fundamental core of Beckett's work, examining the theme of decay in terms of physical, mental and linguistic deterioration.

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Images of Beckett

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521822580
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Images of Beckett PDF Format Full Free by James Knowlson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-09-11 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of biographical essays and revealing portraits includes previously unpublished studies of the playwright, discussions of his work as a director of his own plays, contributions to productions and rehearsals, and the impact of paintings on his theatrical imagery. (Biography)

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Beckett and Religion

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 904201394X
Pages : 340 pages
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Download Beckett and Religion PDF Format Full Free by Marius Buning and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2000 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

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Beckett, Lacan and the Voice

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ISBN 10 : 9783838208190
Pages : 472 pages
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Download Beckett, Lacan and the Voice PDF Format Full Free by Llewellyn Brown and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The voice traverses Beckett's work in its entirety, defining its space and its structure. Emanating from an indeterminate source situated outside the narrators and characters, while permeating the very words they utter, it proves to be incessant. It can alternatively be violently intrusive, or embody a calming presence. Literary creation will be charged with transforming the mortification it inflicts into a vivifying relationship to language. In the exploration undertaken here, Lacanian psychoanalysis offers the means to approach the voice's multiple and fundamentally paradoxical facets with regards to language that founds the subject's vital relation to existence. Far from seeking to impose a rigid and purely abstract framework, this study aims to highlight the singularity and complexity of Beckett's work, and to outline a potentially vast field of investigation

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Performing Embodiment in Samuel Beckett's Drama

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000155372
Pages : 186 pages
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Download Performing Embodiment in Samuel Beckett's Drama PDF Format Full Free by Anna McMullan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-07-24 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The representation and experience of embodiment is a central preoccupation of Samuel Beckett’s drama, one that he explored through diverse media. McMullan investigates the full range of Beckett’s dramatic canon for stage, radio, television and film, including early drama, mimes and unpublished fragments. She examines how Beckett’s drama composes and recomposes the body in each medium, and provokes ways of perceiving, conceiving and experiencing embodiment that address wider preoccupations with corporeality, technology and systems of power. McMullan argues that the body in Beckett’s drama reveals a radical vulnerability of the flesh, questioning corporeal norms based on perfectible, autonomous or invulnerable bodies, but is also the site of a continual reworking of the self, and of the boundaries between self and other. Beckett’s re-imagining of the body presents embodiment as a collaborative performance between past and present, flesh and imagination, self and other, including the spectator / listener.

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Beckett, Lacan and the Gaze

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ISBN 10 : 9783838212395
Pages : 628 pages
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Download Beckett, Lacan and the Gaze PDF Format Full Free by Llewellyn Brown and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 628 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Forming a pair with the voice, the gaze is a central structuring element of Samuel Beckett’s creation. And yet it takes the form of a strangely impersonal visual dimension testifying to the absence of an original exchange of gazes capable of founding personal identity and opening up the world to desire. The collapse of conventional reality and the highlighting of seeing devices—eyes, mirrors, windows—point to the absence of a unified representation. While masks and closed spaces show the visible to be opaque and devoid of any beyond, light and darkness, spectres—manifestations without origin—reveal a realm beyond the confines of identity, where nothing provides a mediation with the seen, or sets it within perspective. Finally, Beckett’s use of the audio-visual media deepens his exploration of the irreducibly real part of existence that escapes seeing. This study systematically examines these essential aspects of the visual in Beckett’s creation. The theoretical elaborations of Jacques Lacan—in relation with corresponding developments in the history and philosophy of the visual arts—offer an indispensible framework to understand the imaginary not as representation, but as rooted in the fundamental opacity of existence.

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Samuel Beckett

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Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 10 : 9042015993
Pages : 493 pages
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Download Samuel Beckett PDF Format Full Free by Angela B. Moorjani and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2001 with total page 493 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the contents: Beckett and the quest for meaning (Martin Esslin). - Beckett's tonic laughter (Manfred Pfister). - The magic triangle: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Arno Schmidt (Friedhelm Rathjen). - Beckett performed in Italy (Annamaria Cascetta). - Beckett and synaesthesia (Yoshiki Tajiri). - Beckett versus the reader (Michael Guest).

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Beckett, Modernism and the Material Imagination

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781139993111
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Download Beckett, Modernism and the Material Imagination PDF Format Full Free by Steven Connor and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Steven Connor, one of the most influential critics of twentieth-century literature and culture, has spent much of his career writing and thinking about Samuel Beckett. This book presents Connor's finest published work on Beckett alongside fresh essays that explore how Beckett has shaped major themes in modernism and twentieth-century literature. Through discussions of sport, nausea, slowness, flies, the radio switch, religion and academic life, Connor shows how Beckett's writing is characteristic of a distinctively mundane or worldly modernism, arguing that it is well-attuned to our current concern with the stressed relations between the human and natural worlds. Through Connor's analysis, Beckett's prose, poetry and dramatic works animate a modernism profoundly concerned with life, worldly existence and the idea of the world as such. Lucid, provocative, wide-ranging, and richly informed by critical and cultural theory, this book is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Beckett, modernism and twentieth-century literary studies.

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Beckett, Deleuze and Performance

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319956183
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Beckett, Deleuze and Performance PDF Format Full Free by Daniel Koczy and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-08-28 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book draws on the theatrical thinking of Samuel Beckett and the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze to propose a method for research undertaken at the borders of performance and philosophy. Exploring how Beckett fabricates encounters with the impossible and the unthinkable in performance, it asks how philosophy can approach what cannot be thought while honouring and preserving its alterity. Employing its method, it creates a series of encounters between aspects of Beckett’s theatrical practice and a range of concepts drawn from Deleuze’s philosophy. Through the force of these encounters, a new range of concepts is invented. These provide novel ways of thinking affect and the body in performance; the possibility of theatrical automation; and the importance of failure and invention in our attempts to respond to performance encounters. Further, this book includes new approaches to Beckett’s later theatrical work and provides an overview of Deleuze’s conception of philosophical practice as an ongoing struggle to think with immanence.

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Beckett Writing Beckett

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0801432464
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Beckett Writing Beckett PDF Format Full Free by H. Porter Abbott and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suppose that, before he is writing fiction, before he is writing drama, before he is writing any of the autonomous, highly polished pieces that make up his life work, Beckett is writing Beckett. What follows from this? In Beckett Writing Beckett, H. Porter Abbott argues that, by the time he had written Waiting for Godot, Beckett's art had crystallized as a life project keyed to the simultaneous action of writing and reading the self. How does such an interpretive shift change the way we see the salient features of Beckett's art: his extraordinary and persistent assaults on narrative, his restless exploration of genres and media, his attempts to exercise autocratic control over performance and publication, his increasingly musical formal structures, his tireless capacity to invent? How, moreover, does this view relate to the contempt for autobiography so pervasive in Beckett's work? In approaching these questions, Abbott seeks to redirect current discussion of such concepts as "the author" and "originality." Arguing on several widely contested fronts in Beckett criticism, including such vexed issues as Beckett's postmodernism, his politics, and his relation to his audience, Abbott develops an interpretive method grounded in the concept of "autographical action." The method allows Abbott to articulate the centrality of the inexhaustible strangeness of Beckett's work, and to do so without robbing that strangeness of its power to surprise.

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Beckett and Eros

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ISBN 10 : 9780230286931
Pages : 239 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (286 downloads)

Download Beckett and Eros PDF Format Full Free by P. Davies and published by Springer. This book was released on 2000-09-18 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The decade since Beckett's death has seen new interests in the erotic sweeping through our culture, acting in uneasy counterpoint to its established humanistic infrastructure and opening new questions about the significance of sexuality. Surprisingly or not, Beckett has startling further light to throw on the erotic phenomenon variously but insistently recognised in our time. This book is the first to propose a 'mythopoetics of sex' with which to explore Beckett's work as a whole.

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Beckett and Death

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 10 : 9780826498359
Pages : 241 pages
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Download Beckett and Death PDF Format Full Free by Steven Barfield and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-12-26 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of research by leading international scholars on Beckett, as well as younger academics, analysing a number of Beckett's poems, plays and short stories through consideration of mortality and death.

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Beckett and Ethics

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ISBN 10 : 9781441174208
Pages : 198 pages
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Download Beckett and Ethics PDF Format Full Free by Russell Smith and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At first glance, Samuel Beckett's writing-where scenes of violence and cruelty often provide the occasion for an unremittingly bleak comedy-would seem to offer the reader few examples of ethical conduct. However, following the recent "ethical turn" in critical theory, there has been growing interest in the ethicality of Beckett's work. Following Alain Badiou's highly influential claim for Beckett as essentially an ethical thinker, it is time to ask: What is the relation between Beckett's work and the ethical? Is Beckett's work profoundly ethical in its implications, as both humanist and deconstructionist readings have insisted in their different ways? Or does Beckett's work in some way call into question the entire notion of the ethical? This provocative collection of essays seeks to map out this emerging debate in Beckett criticism. It will be a landmark contribution to an exciting new field, not only in Beckett Studies, but in literary studies and critical theory more broadly.

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Beckett's Creatures

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ISBN 10 : 9781474234559
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Beckett's Creatures PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Anderton and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-05-05 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the shadow of the Holocaust, Samuel Beckett captures humanity in ruins through his debased beings and a decomposing mode of writing that strives to 'fail better'. But what might it mean to be a 'creature' or 'creaturely' in Beckett's world? In the first full-length study of the concept of the creature in Beckett's prose and drama, this book traces the suspended lives and melancholic existences of Beckett's ignorant and impotent creatures to assess the extent to which political value marks the divide between human and inhuman. Through close readings of Beckett's prose and drama, particularly texts from the middle period, including Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Waiting for Godot and Endgame, Anderton explicates four arenas of creaturely life in Beckett. Each chapter attends to a particular theme – testimony, power, humour and survival – to analyse a range of pressures and impositions that precipitate the creaturely state of suspension. Drawing on the writings of Adorno, Agamben, Benjamin, Deleuze and Derrida to explore the overlaps between artistic and political structures of creation, the creature emerges as an in-between figure that bespeaks the provisional nature of the human. The result is a provocative examination of the indirect relationship between art and history through Beckett's treatment of testimony, power, humour and survival, which each attest to the destabilisation of meaning after Auschwitz.

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Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed

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ISBN 10 : 9781441125989
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Beckett: A Guide for the Perplexed PDF Format Full Free by Jonathan Boulter and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-08-22 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is one of the most important twentieth century writers. Seen as both a modernist and postmodernist, his work has influenced generations of playwrights, novelists and poets. Despite his notorious difficulty, Beckett famously refused to offer his readers any help in interpreting his work. Beckett's texts examine key philosophical-humanist questions but his writing is challenging, perplexing and often intimidating for readers. This guide offers students reading Beckett a clear starting point from which to confront some of the most difficult plays and novels produced in the twentieth century, texts which often appear to work on the very edge of meaninglessness. Beginning with a general introduction to Beckett, his work and its contexts, the guide looks at each of the major genres in turn, analyzing key works chronologically. It explains why Beckett's texts can seem so impenetrable and confusing, and focuses on key questions and issues. Giving an accessible account of both the form and content of Beckett's work, this guide will enable students to begin to come to grips with this fascinating but daunting writer.

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Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748675692
Pages : 512 pages
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Download Edinburgh Companion to Samuel Beckett and the Arts PDF Format Full Free by S.E. Gontarski and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-02-07 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A landmark collection showcasing the diversity of Samuel Beckett's creative output The 35 original chapters in this Companion capture the continued vitality of Beckett studies in drama, music and the visual arts and establish rich and varied cultural contexts for Beckett's work world-wide. As well as considering topics such as Beckett and science, historiography, geocriticism and philosophy, the volume focuses on the post-centenary impetus within Beckett studies, emphasising a return to primary sources amid letters, drafts, and other documents. Major Beckett critics such as Steven Connor, David Lloyd, Andrew Gibson, John Pilling, Jean-Michel Rabate, and Mark Nixon, as well as emerging researchers, present the latest critical thinking in 9 key areas: Art & Aesthetics; The Body; Fiction; Film, Radio & Television; Global Beckett; Language / Writing; Philosophy; Reading; and Theatre & Performance. Edited by eminent Beckett scholar S. E. Gontarski, the Companion draws on the most vital, ground-breaking research to outline the nature of Beckett studies for the next generation.