Beckett and Phenomenology (Continuum Literary Studies)

Beckett and Phenomenology (Continuum Literary Studies)

Ulrika Maude, Matthew Feldman


Existentialism and poststructuralism have supplied the 2 major theoretical ways to Samuel Beckett's paintings. those influential philosophical hobbies, even if, owe a superb debt to the phenomenological culture. This quantity, with contributions via significant overseas students, examines the exceptional in Beckett's literary worlds, evaluating and contrasting his writing with key figures together with Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It advances an research of hitherto unexplored phenomenological issues, reminiscent of nausea, immaturity and sleep, in Beckett's paintings. via an exploration of particular thinkers and Beckett's personal creative strategy, it bargains the 1st sustained and entire account of Beckettian phenomenology.

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