Beckett and Ethics - Continuum Literary Studies (Hardback)
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Beckett and Ethics - Continuum Literary Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 198 Pages / Published: 12/02/2009
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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 Becketta??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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780826498366
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm


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This provocative collection of essays seeks to map out an emerging debate in Beckett criticism. It is a landmark contribution to an exciting field, not only in Beckett Studies, but in literary and theatre studies and critical theory more broadly. -- The European Legacy, Volume 16, Number 5

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