Beckett and Philosophy

Beckett and Philosophy

by R. Lane
     
 
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,

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333918791
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/17/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

GARY BANHAM Lecturer, Bolton Institute and Teacher of Philosophy, Adult Education Authority, Manchester
STEVE BARFIELD Senior Lecturer in English Literacy and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
RICHARD BEGAM Professor of English, University of Madison
MARY BRYDEN Senior Lecturer, Department of French Studies, University of Reading
DAVID CUNNINGHAM Lecturer in English, University of Westminster
ROBERT EAGLESTONE Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, Royal Holloway, University of London
ANDREW GIBSON Reader in English, Royal Holloway, University of London
THOMAS HUNKELER Lecturer in Modern French, University of Zurich
ULRIKA MAUDE University of York
PHILIP TEW Senior Lecturer in English, Debrecen University, Hungary

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