Beckett and Philosophy examines and interrogates the relationships between Samuel Beckett's works and contemporary French and German thought. There are two wide-ranging overview chapters by Richard Begam (Beckett and Postfoundationalism) and Robert Eaglestone (Beckett via Literary and Philosophical Theories), and individual chapters on Beckett, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Badiou, Merleau-Ponty, Adorno, Habermas, Heidegger and Nietzsche. The collection takes a fresh look as issues such as postmodern and poststructuralist thought in relation to Beckett studies, providing useful overview chapters and original essays.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 184
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2002
'A stimulating foray into European history of ideas in the 20th century, this title reveals, by yet another measure, Beckett's critically important place.' - J.Schlueter, Choice