Beckett And Philosophy

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, Badious, Merleau-Pointy, Adorno, Hebermas, Heidegger and Nietzsche. The collection takes a fresh look as issues such as postmodern and ...

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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, Badious, Merleau-Pointy, Adorno, Hebermas, 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A stimulating foray into European history of ideas in the 20th century, this title reveals, by yet another measure, Beckett's critically important place." —Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333918791
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/8/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Lane is Senior Lecturer in English at South Bank University and Director of the London Network for Modern Fiction Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—R. Lane
Part I: Theorizing Beckett and Philosophy
• Beckett and Postfoundationalism: or, How Fundamental Are Those Fundamental Sounds—R. Begam
• Beckett in the Wilderness: Writing About (not) Writing About Beckett—R. Eaglestone
Part II: Beckett and French Thought
• Cinders: Derrida with Beckett—G. Banham
• The Role of the Dead Man in the Game of Writing: Beckett and Foucault—T. Hunkeler
• Deleuze Reading Beckett— M. Bryden
• Beckett and Badiou—A. Gibson
• The Body of Memory: Beckett and Merleau-Ponty—U. Maude
Part III: Beckett and German Thought
• Trying (Not) To Understand: Adorno and the Work of Becket—D. Cunningham
• Philosophical Adjacency: Beckett's Prose via Jürgen Habermas—P. Tew
• Beckett and Heidegger: A Critical Survey—S. Barfield
• Beckett and Nietzsche: The Eternal Headache—R. Lane

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