Beckett Re-Membered: After the Centenary

Beckett Re-Membered: After the Centenary

by James Carney, Leonard Madden, Michael O'Sullivan, Karl White
     
 

Beckett Re-Membered showcases some of the most recent scholarship on the Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, Samuel Beckett. As well as essays on Beckett's literary output, it contains a section on the philosophical dimension of his work - an important addition, given the profound impact Beckett has had on European philosophy. Rather than attempting to

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Beckett Re-Membered showcases some of the most recent scholarship on the Irish novelist, poet, and playwright, Samuel Beckett. As well as essays on Beckett's literary output, it contains a section on the philosophical dimension of his work - an important addition, given the profound impact Beckett has had on European philosophy. Rather than attempting to circumscribe Beckett scholarship by advocating a theoretical position or thematic focus, Beckett Re-Membered reflects the exciting and diverse range of critical interventions that Beckett studies continues to generate. In the nineteen essays that comprise this volume, every major articulation of Beckett's work is addressed, with the result that that it offers an unusually comprehensive survey of its target author. Beckett Re-Membered will appeal to any reader who is interested in provocative responses to one of the twentieth century's most important European writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443835008
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
285

Meet the Author

James Carney will be taking up a Marie Curie Fellowship in the University of Oxford in October 2012. Currently, he works as an Assistant Lecturer in Modern English at University College Cork. He has published on literary linguistics in a wide range of scholarly journals. Leonard Madden has recently completed a PhD on Beckett's poetry in the School of English, University College Cork, where he currently teaches. His research focuses on the intersections between theology and literary modernism, as well as Beckett's engagement with medieval romance forms. Michael O'Sullivan is Assistant Professor of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published Michel Henry: Incarnation, Barbarism and Belief, The Incarnation of Language: Joyce, Proust and a Philosophy of the Flesh, and Weakness: A Literary and Philosophical History. Karl White is a freelance writer based in London. He holds graduate degrees in Ancient History and Philosophy. The publications he has written for include The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Business Post, The Literary Encyclopedia and Philosophy Now. He has also written textbooks on Shakespearean drama for a secondary-school audience.

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