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Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic Timing
     

Samuel Beckett: Laughing Matters, Comic Timing

by Laura Salisbury
 

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Samuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together? Laura Salisbury demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent

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Samuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together? Laura Salisbury demonstrates that it is through Beckett's comic timing that we can understand the double gesture of his art: the ethical obligation to represent the world how it is while, at the same time, opening up a space for how it ought to be.

? Innovative readings of Beckett's writings including his letters from the 1920s & 1930s, More Pricks than Kicks, the Trilogy, The Three Dialogues, Endgame, Murphy and the late prose & plays, including Waiting for Godot

? Engages with recent and contemporary philosophical approaches to literature, including work by Derrida, Badiou, Levinas, and Adorno

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748647484
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Laura Salisbury is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck College, University of London

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